Dolores O'Riordan: Funeral Mass to be held in Limerick

From BBC - January 23, 2018

The funeral of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan will take place in County Limerick later on Tuesday, followed by private family burial.

Some Irish radio stations will simultaneously play the band's 1996 hit, When You are Gone, after the midday news.

Ms O'Riordan died suddenly in London last week, aged 46.

Hundreds gathered to pay their respects in her home city of Limerickover the weekend.

Candles lit the streets of her native Ballybricken on Monday, as her coffin was brought to Saint Ailbe's church, where she once sang in the choir.

The Irish President, Michael D Higgins, also visited to sympathise with the late singer's family, describing her death as "profoundly sad for one so young."

Ms O'Riordan will be buried beside her late father, Terence, in a private ceremony in nearby Caherelly cemetery following a funeral Mass.


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