As many of you will already know, historian and author Shane MacThomáis died suddenly last Thursday in Glasnevin Cemetery where he had worked for the last fifteen years.
Known as much for his wit and generosity of spirit as for the depth of his knowledge, Shane was a right-on idealist who brought history alive with his energy and enthusiasm. He will be hugely missed.
Details of the funeral arrangements have now been advised, as follows:
Reposing in the Crematorium Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery on Tuesday 25 March from 4pm until 6pm. A Humanist Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday 26 March at 2pm, followed by burial.
As a mark of respect, all Glasnevin Cemetery offices and departments will close at 1pm on Wednesday to allow colleagues to attend the funeral. In addition, Glasnevin Museum will close at 1:30pm. There will be no tours held on that day.