Funeral Of Dolores O'Riordan Takes Place Today

A nephew brought a family heirloom, the picture of Our Lady of Dolours, after whom Dolores was named, and which has been passed down through the generations. Dolores' life-long friend Breffni also took a poetry book up to the altar.

Bono's wife Ali Hewson arrives for the funeral of The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan at Saint Ailbe's Church, Ballybricken. At last his turn came.

And what better way to remember The Cranberries singer than a sing-song. "In the world of music, you become very close", he continued.

At the head of the funeral party, the singer's mother Eileen O'Riordan hugged and embraced her grandchildren as she waited for the brief journey for private burial.

The singer's voice filled the Church of Saint Ailbe in her home town of Ballybricken as the service opened with Ave Maria, a cover she recorded with Luciano Pavarotti. "May she rest in peace". She used to make me laugh. "She also knew that talents were given by almighty God to be used generously for the benefit of others". "For that we sincerely thank her from our hearts", the mourners were told.

Dolores did have an enquiring mind. She'd phone me for different things.

She did have an unique respect for everybody. She was 46 years of age. "She was a very nice girl and always kind". How happy she must be today?

"This is a hard day not just for Ballybricken, but for the world". And she never lost sight of who she was and where she was from. Now she is singing in the heavenly choirs, singing petitions for yourselves and myself. Yes, being human we shall miss her gentle hand-shake, her loving smile.

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Her ex-husband Don Burton and the couple's three children - Taylor, Molly and Dakota - joined the singer's mother Eileen, her sister Angela and brothers Terence, Brendan, Donal, Joseph and PJ in the small parish church. O'Riordan's surviving bandmates - Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler - also attended the funeral.

"If tears are shed in heaven - by necessity they are tears of joy".

Last night at the Hot Press tribute gig to Dolores in Tramline, HamsandwicH's Niamh Farrell performed a gorgeous version of "Dreams".

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

Following her death, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar was among the first to pay tributes, calling O'Riordan "the voice of a generation". An inquest into her death will take place on 3 April. She spoke of taking a lot of influence for her music from her spirituality.

The Archbishop said the star had been a source of inspiration to many young musicians.

Just before Christmas, she posted on Facebook that she was "feeling good and had done her first gigging in months", and was photographed on a happy night out with her boyfriend Ole Koretsky, a NY musician she played with in the band D.A.R.K.

Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Kieran O'Reilly spoke in glowing terms of O'Riordan's legacy.

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