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Memorial service held in Bray for Shane O’Connor


The late Shane O'Connor

The late Shane O'Connor

The late Shane O'Connor


A memorial service for Shane O’Connor, the son of singer Sinead O’Connor and musician Donal Lunny, was held in Bray on Sunday.

The service to celebrate Shane’s life was held at the Martello on the Strand Road on Sunday, January 16 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Family and close friends attended, with mourners asked to wear bright colours. 

A funeral service for the 17-year-old took place on Saturday, January 16 in accordance with his Hindu beliefs.

Ms O’Connor tweeted: “We just said goodbye to our beautiful angel, Shaney. Very lovely Hindu ceremony. Shane will have loved it. He was always chanting ‘Om. Shanti’. I put a few packs of fags in the coffin for him in case there’s none in heaven. He’ll have loved that too. Om. Shanti.2

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There was a huge outpouring of support for the singer and her family following the death of the former North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School student on January 7. Hundreds of messages of condolences have been posted online to Ms O’Connor and her family.

If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this article, you can contact Samaritans on freephone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.ie or call Pieta House on 1800 247 247.