Funeral Notices

Matthew KEOGH

The death has occurred of Matthew KEOGH
Greenhills, Dublin

Keogh Matthew (Greenhills, Dublin 12) December 24th, 2017 peacefully surrounded by his children at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. Beloved husband of the late Ann (nee Watt) and loving dad to the late Baby Suzanne. Missed and loved by his children Caroline and John and Loving granddad to all his beloved grandchildren, father in law to Joey. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

May he rest in peace

Reposing at his home tomorrow, Wednesday, from 3 to 6 o’clock (house strictly private after these hours). Funeral Mass on Thursday at 10’clock in Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills, followed by burial in Palmerstown Cemetery. Family flowers only please donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross

Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.


Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.

Reposings/Wakes

The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising