Funeral Notices

Kathleen MURPHY-DOWLING (née Brennan)

The death has occurred of Kathleen MURPHY-DOWLING (née Brennan)
Drimnagh, Dublin

Feb 20 2014

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family at St. James Hospital, Kathleen (late Of Mourne Road, Drimnagh) Beloved wife of the late John Murphy and Joe Dowling, Dearly loved mam of Anthony. Very sadly missed by her son, daughter-in-law Susan, grandchildren Robert and Andrea, great-granddaughter Saoirse, friend Rita, extended family and friends.

May She Rest In Peace.

Reposing at Massey Brothers, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road, (corner of Bangor Drive) on Monday, February 24th, from 12 noon until 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday February 25th in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Mourne Road, at 10am, followed by burial in Deansgrange Cemetery.

All enquiries to Massey Bros on 4541666.


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.


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