Former journalist Noeleen Dowling dies after long battle with illness
Former newspaper reporter and literary journalist Noeleen Dowling, 67, has died after a long illness.
Ms Dowling, from Naas, Co Kildare, was a senior reporter with the Cork Examiner before joining the Irish Press and later the Evening Press, where she was a top feature writer until the newspaper's closure in 1995. She subsequently worked in public relations.
She is survived by her husband John Grindle, sister Lou, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Her funeral will take place in St Peter's Church, Phibsborough, at 12.30pm tomorrow followed by burial in St Corban's Cemetery, Dublin Road, Naas.
CLASSICAL BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR BACHARACH
A classical 100-voice choir singing classic pop songs is this year's spring offering of the Dublin County Choir at the National Concert Hall on Sunday, May 11, at 8pm.
It will feature singer and trumpeter Keith McDonald, who will be joined by Philip Myatt and his band. McDonald has returned from a successful Asian tour, which finished in Shanghai. With the choir he will perform an extensive repertoire of hits by The Beatles and Burt Bacharach all under the direction of Colin Block, who has also specially arranged some of the numbers together with Brian Ingoldsby. The concert is on the eve of Bacharach's 86th birthday.
Tickets from €18 can be booked from the National Concert Hall on 01-4170000.