Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Sean WALSH
Portlaw, Waterford / Clondalkin, Dublin

Formerly of the Workers Party, December 13th 2016. Unexpectedly after a short illness. Sean will be deeply missed by his loving family, his daughter Fiona, sons Cathal, Eoin, Fergal and Brian. His brothers Tony and Willie, sisters Breda, Ann and Mary, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, extended family, relatives , neighbours and friends.


May he rest in Peace.


Reposing at his home in Portlaw all day Friday until 8pm. A Memorial Service will take place at Newland’s Crematorium on Saturday at 1.30pm followed by Cremation. All enquiries to Massey Brother’s Funeral Directors Clondalkin Village, ph 014574455.


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