Wednesday 15 August 2018

Dolores O’Riordan to be laid to rest in home town

The 46-year-old singer was found dead in a London hotel on Monday.

Dolores O’Riordan was lead singer with the Cranberries (Bruno Bebert/AP/PA)
Dolores O’Riordan was lead singer with the Cranberries (Bruno Bebert/AP/PA)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

The funeral of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan will take place next week in her home town in Ireland.

The Irish singer was found dead in a London hotel on Monday, aged 46.

The parish priest from O’Riordan’s home town, Fr James Walton, said the funeral mass will take place on Tuesday in the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken, Co Limerick, at 11.30am.

A private family burial will follow.

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Dolores O'Riordan

Canon Liam McNamara, the Associate Pastor and a close friend of the O’Riordan family, will act as the Chief Celebrant of the Requiem Mass.

Fr James Walton will be the Chief co-celebrant, alongside Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly and Archbishop Dermot Clifford, the Archbishop Emeritus of Cashel and Emly.

The funeral mass will be broadcast live by Limerick’s local radio station.

A public reposal is also planned on Sunday at Saint Joseph’s Church in Limerick from 12.30pm until 4pm.

At the opening of an inquest in London on Friday, it was heard that a number of tests have been carried out to establish the cause of O’Riordan’s death.

Police have determined her death to be non-suspicious.

The hearing was adjourned until April 3, when a date for the full inquest will be set.

O’Riordan had been in London for a recording session when she was discovered dead in her hotel room.

The singer was renowned for her distinctive voice and the band enjoyed huge success in the 1990s with tracks including Zombie and Linger.

Press Association

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