Dolores O'Riordan Has Been Buried Next To Her Dad In Ireland - Noise11.com
Dolores ORiordan

Dolores ORiordan of The Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan Has Been Buried Next To Her Dad In Ireland

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on January 24, 2018

in News

Dolores O’Riordan was laid to rest in her home city in County Limerick, Ireland, on Tuesday (January 23).

The Cranberries frontwoman, who died on January 15 at 46, was remembered by friends and family at a mass in Saint Ailbe’s church in Ballybricken, before she was buried next to her late father Terence in a private burial at the nearby Caherelly cemetery.

Among the guests at the service was Dolores’ boyfriend Ole Koretsky, her mother Eileen, her ex-husband Don Burton and their children Taylor, Molly and Dakota Burton, Bono’s wife Ali Hewson and The Cranberries band members Mike and Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawlor.

A rendition of classic tune Ave Maria, sung by Dolores and Luciano Pavarotti, began the service, before Canon Liam McNamara, a retired parish priest and close friend of the O’Riordan family, told the congregation of the late singer: “Her kind personality and beautiful singing voice earned for her numerous admirers. It must be added that the numbers she rescued from the darkness of depression are impossible to count.

“No words are adequate to describe Dolores or to accurately state the influence for good she has been over the years.”

Two gifts which represented Dolores’ love of music, a guitar, and a platinum disc award, were taken to the altar by her niece Eileen, while her nephew Patrick presented a picture which once belonged to her great great great grandmother of Our Lady of Dolours, after whom Dolores was named. Dolores’ life-long friend Breffni also took a poetry book up to the altar.

Dolores’ sister Angela did the first reading, while the second was done by her nephew Andrew, who also performed at the end of the service alongside brother Daniel, both of whom had been members of the Limerick Pipe Band.

Dolores’ five godchildren, Brandon, Colm, Gerard, Luke, and Megan, read the Prayers of the Faithful.

Canon McNamara, who remembered Dolores as having a “gentle voice, a loving smile and warm humor”, also referenced the remaining members of The Cranberries, telling them: “It’s tough for you too. We’ll always remember you. Sympathies from the heart.”

Independent radio stations in Ireland also paid tribute to the singer by playing the group’s 1996 hit When You’re Gone after the midday news on Tuesday.

While the Metropolitan Police are not treating Dolores’ death as suspicious, an inquest into her passing has been adjourned until April 3, as the coroner awaits test results.

vvnmusic.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Related Posts

Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus To Release First Album In 12 Years ‘Chariot of the Gods’

Hoodoo Gurus first album in 12 years is titled ‘Chariot of the Gods’ and it will be with you in March.

2 days ago
Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman Debuts ‘In Time’ Video

Danny Elfman has premiered another video from his 2021 album ‘Big Mess’ album.

2 days ago
Bob Evans
Bob Evans Sidelined With Covid

Bob Evans’ Melbourne show this weekend at the Northcote Social Club has been scrapped due to Covid.

3 days ago
Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye, Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Liam Gallagher Teases Major Announcement

Liam Gallagher has teased a "big announcement" is coming this week.

3 days ago
Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Tour at Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 24 February 2018. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Robbie Williams Plans A Return To The Road

Robbie Williams is hoping to go on tour at the end of the year.

4 days ago
Iron Maiden performed at Rod Laver Arena on Monday 9 May 2016. Iron Maiden are touring Australia as part of the Book Of Souls World Tour.
Iron Maiden To Play Setjutsu In Full Live

Iron Maiden are planning to perform 'Senjutsu' in full for the "diehard fans".

5 days ago
Celine Dion photo by Ros O'Gorman
Celine Dion Cancels Tour Over Health Concerns

Celine Dion has cancelled the remaining events on her North America tour because of health concerns.

6 days ago