Dolores O’ Riordan reposal at Cross Funeral Home, Ballyneety

January 23, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Day 2…

Link : http://www.tv3.ie/news_sub_page.php?video_id=137944&locID=1.2.1914

Link : https://www.rte.ie/news/player/2018/0122/10830279-nine-news-web/

Hundreds of people arrived at Cross’s Funeral Home, Ballyneety, near the star’s Ballybricken home, to pay their respects to the Cranberries lead singer.

The three remaining members of The Cranberries – Mike and Noel Hogan, and Fergal Lawlor – joined O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen, and her five brothers and sister at the funeral home.

The singer’s partner, Ole Koretsky, who also played with O’Riordan in the alt-rock band D.A.R.K., was present.

The singer was laid out in an open coffin with rosary beads around her hands, next to photographs of her meeting the late Pope John Paul II and of her performing with her bandmates.

Link : https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/president-attends-removal-of-dolores-o-riordan-in-co-limerick-1.3364263

Family and close friends of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan accompanied her to her home town church in Co Limerick on Monday night ahead of her funeral.

Candles lit the streets as her coffin was brought to the Church of Saint Ailbe in Ballybricken.

Two hearses, one carrying her coffin and another carrying floral tributes, arrived at the church shortly before 9.30pm.

Among the many wreaths was one from Irish pop group The Corrs.

Earlier, hundreds of people had gathered outside Cross’s Funeral Home in Ballyneety where her remains were in repose.

Irish President Michael D Higgins paid his sympathies to the singer’s family and signed a book of condolence.

The coffin of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is taken into Saint Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken, ahead of her funeral on Tuesday.

Link : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-5299769/Dolores-O-Riordan-s-family-friends-gather-Co-Limerick-ahead-funeral.html

Link : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5402296/cranberries-dolores-oriordan-coffin-church-funeral/

After signing one of four books of condolences outside the village funeral home, President Higgins spent fifteen minutes inside privately talking to O’Riordan’s loved ones.

Afterwards, paying tribute to the adored songbird, he said: “I think it’s very important to pay tribute to the contribution Dolores made, and I also wanted to meet her mother Eileen and her fabulous huge family of nephews and nieces who were very important to her.”

“It’s so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it’s equally important also to pay tribute to (her) work and music. It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute. It’s so appropriate and it is generous, and I hope that her family will get all the support hey need.”

“Limerick is very very proud of (her). As her teachers have been saying, she was a star that shun bright from the very beginning, and I wish her peace. Our sympathies go out to her mother Eileen and her family.”

Link : https://www.irishmirror.ie/showbiz/irish-showbiz/dolores-oriordan-removal-president-michael-11896017

Dolores O’ Riordan public reposal at Saint Joseph’s Church

January 22, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re lacking words to describe what we wish we had never seen.
Here’s a few articles describing the first day of mourning :

Thousands of people attended the public reposing of rockstar Dolores O’Riordan in her native Limerick on Sunday

The singer – holding a pair of pearl rosary beads – lay in an open coffin inside St Joseph’s Church in the city. […]
In a tribute normally reserved for Presidents, Popes, and heads of State, O’Riordan’s remains lay in an open coffin in a four-hour public reposing at St Joseph’s Church, in the Treaty City.

O’Riordan’s mother Eileen and her six siblings accompanied her dark wooden coffin into St Joseph’s Church, which was decorated with white roses, photographs of the deeply religious star performing on stage, and of her two separate meetings with the late Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Link : https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/thousands-file-past-open-coffin-of-dolores-o-riordan-in-her-native-limerick-1.3362941

Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy said: “It was very moving to be here, to see the generosity of Dolores’ mother Eileen and other family members, not alone in providing this opportunity ahead of the funeral for the public to pay their respects, but for being there also.”

Link : https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0121/934847-dolores-o-riordan/

 Bishop Leahy said: “In blessing the remains of Dolores O’Riordan here in St. Joseph’s Church in Limerick today, I am conscious that, while millions across the world have been shocked by the sad news of her death, today is Limerick’s public moment to bid farewell.

“We come to offer a heartfelt greeting to a deeply loved and cherished daughter of Limerick, a talented representative of the potential of Limerick people and a convinced advocate of living life in truth, love and peace.

“As we file pass her coffin, let’s remember God’s love and mercy and pray for her, her family and those she loved and helped in life.

“Dolores appreciated the value of spirituality in our lives. She made her First Communion in this church and was confirmed here. She attended the nearby An Mhodh Scoil (Model School) and Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ school. Her spiritual journey continued in many parts of our world, and yet Dolores remained anchored in Limerick. We can be grateful to Dolores’ family for choosing this beautiful church as a venue for her lying in repose.

“Today as the Limerick people she greatly loved come to pay their respects, let us pray for Dolores: ‘May the angels lead you into paradise; and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem, where there will be no more tears, no more death or pain, for the time of heavenly singing has come’.”

Link : http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/huge-crowds-pay-respects-as-bishop-leahy-thanks-dolores-oriordans-family-823918.html

Some of the singer’s greatest hits played out in the church while mourners, stood in silence and remembered her in their own personal way.

Others, who were inconsolable in their grief, wept and hugged one another

A floral tribute left next to the singer’s coffin, from her Cranberries bandmates – brothers Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor – read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.”

Link : https://www.thesun.ie/news/2075853/tearful-mourners-and-fans-of-the-cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-queue-in-rain-to-pay-respects-to-the-star-as-three-days-of-mourning-begins/

Her voice filled the building, her band’s songs softly playing in the background throughout the service, as a floral tribute beside the open coffin read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.” Along the walls, photos of O’Riordan were placed, including one of the singer posing with the Pope. Four books of condolence were also open for mourners to sign.

Link : http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dolores-oriordan-death-cranberries-funeral-repose-limerick-church-a8170791.html

LAID out in an open casket with the motif of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross carved into the oak at either end, a set of pearl rosary beads are threaded through the fingers of iconic rock star Dolores O’Riordan as she lies in repose at St Joseph’s Church in Limerick city this Sunday.

The body of the 46-year-old mother-of-three arrived in a hearse at the church on O’Connell Avenue at 12.10 under grey clouds.

“It’s very sad. The coffin is open – I’m not sure if people were expecting that and she looks so tiny – very peaceful, at rest,” comments Sheila Deegan, ‎Arts and Culture Officer, ‎Limerick City and County Council, on the steps of the church.

Undertakers from Cross’s Funeral Home stand vigil around red ropes which keep mourners a respectful distance from the remains of the global superstar who hailed from the small townland of Ballybricken.

Even death can’t dim the superstar quality of Dolores. A black glittery top peeps out from behind the frills of the casket’s shroud. Dark eyeshadow matches her raven hair. In front of the altar mourners bow their heads. Some say a prayer, some beat their breast, many a tear is shed.

Link : https://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/292757/a-star-fell-from-the-sky-the-day-we-got-dolores-o-riordan-thousands-in-limerick-pay-respects-to-iconic-singer.html#.WmSkhF5UU1M.facebook

Her coffin was carried inside accompanied by her mother and family members.

Friends and relatives carried white roses as they entered the Church.

At 1pm her mother Eileen and her six siblings left the church after spending an hour with mourners.

Mourners said silent prayers in front of the open coffin, with many shedding tears as they said their goodbyes. Others visibly broke down as the left the church.

Mourners from all over the world also gathered to pay their respects.


Link : https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/the-song-has-ended-but-the-memories-linger-on-mourners-queue-in-rain-to-say-private-farewell-to-cranberries-dolores-oriordan-36513124.html

Link : https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-laid-11888721

9pm RTE News shows the band carrying the coffin outside the Church, greeted with applause.

The coffin of Dolores O’Riordan, singer with the Cranberries is carried from St. Joseph’s Church after a public reposal in Limerick, Ireland January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Link : https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/rte-news-nine-oclock-30003250/10829796/

Dolores O’ Riordan funeral plans details revealed

January 19, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

All details have just been announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Even more details on journal.ie

Schedule will thus be as follows:

Sunday 21st – 12:30pm to 4pm, public reposal @ St Joseph’s Church, Limerick
Monday 22nd – 4pm to 8pm, reposal @ Cross’ Funeral Home, Ballyneety
Tuesday 23rd – 11:30am, private funeral and burial reserved to extended family and close friends @ Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken

Funeral mass will be broadcast live by Limerick FM Radio and should be available for all fans worldwide to watch on a “public address system that will be set up” (streaming website?).

limerickleader.ie

journal.ie

Olé Koretsky’s statement / D.A.R.K.’s statement

January 17, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. just released a statement which includes Olé’s first words:

My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there’s no real place for me here now.

The statement also reveals that “Dolores was in London working on a mixing session with Martin Glover / “Youth” for the follow-up to Science Agrees which hopes to see a future release as that would have been Dolores’ wish.”

Book of Condolence – Dolores O’ Riordan

January 17, 2018  |  72 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

A book of condolence opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday for local people to pay tribute to rock star and Limerick woman Dolores O’ Riordan.

For all those who can’t go, there’s an online version by clicking HERE

WOW: Dolores on giant screen at MSG in NYC

January 17, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Was Dolores a true rock star?
The answer on giant screen on January 15th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Photo comes from MSG on Facebook

Post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow, Fentanyl poisoning suspected

January 17, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O' Riordan

This morning, independent.ie announced that post-mortem results are due for release tomorrow.

Let’s note note however that website Santa Monica Observer announced that a source in the London Police Department said Dolores O’ Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning:

Lead Singer of the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan died of Fentanyl poisoning Monday, said a source in the London Police Department. Authorities found counterfeit fentanyl near the 46 years old rocker’s bed. The source added that an official cause of death will probably have to wait for a toxicology report. He added that suicide and a deliberate overdose are suspected.

The Mirror reported that Dolores’ body was discovered in the bathroom of her suite by the cleaners. She was staying at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

In the Irish press this morning

January 16, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Newspapers in Ireland today. No word!

Thanks to Kamil for the last photo.


EDIT: more newspapers, this time from UK

Thanks to “Cranberries Newspaper” for that last photo.

Dolores O’ Riordan’s last ever performance now on YouTube

January 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Performing at Billboard Music Group’s 2017 holiday party in NYC with Saved By The 90s
December 14, 2017

Snippets: Linger + Ode To My Family + Zombie

BREAKING NEWS: DOLORES O’ RIORDAN DEAD AT 46

January 15, 2018  |  42 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

WORST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry we just can’t find words to comment on that…
Here’s just a link to the article of Independent

Dolores once said in an interview that she couldn’t picture herself live over 50.
Unfortunately she was SO DAMN RIGHT.

Our deepest condolences go to Her Family, first.
Thinking also of the boys, the beautiful Cranberries team, and all our fellow fans.

WE LOVE YOU DOLORES
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

Noel Hogan on stage yesterday for charity event

January 13, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan was one of the surprise special guests yesterday at “Metis Ireland”, an event in aid of 2 local charities, Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch. Concert held in Limerick at Dolan’s Warehouse, the famous local pub, so yes Noel kinda played home.

After Dolores last month, it’s was Noel’s turn to appear on stage to play 2 Cranberries songs “Zombie” and “Linger”.

Singer Emma Langford posted on Facebook a video of “Zombie” with the following comment:

It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…
Kind of incredible though?
Na… Totally. Totally incredible.

Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.

I love Limerick, and music.

It was *just a bit* nerve-wracking singing Zombie with its actual writer playing guitar right behind me…Kind of incredible though?Na… Totally. Totally incredible.Thanks – endless immeasurable thanks – to Karl Daly of Metis Ireland for making this gig happen; to Dolans Pub for hosting the occasion; to all the artists who gave their time and talents and to everyone who came out to support Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch; to Dan Murphy and Dermot Sheedy of Hermitage Green, Nile St. James and Cein Daly for sharing a stage with me; and Noel Hogan of The Cranberries for writing such an epic tune, giving his time, and allowing us to perform it on a great night full of great intentions for a great cause.I love Limerick, and music.

Gepostet von Emma Langford am Samstag, 13. Januar 2018

“Zombie”

On the official Twitter of “Metis Ireland” you can also find a short video of “Linger” as well as a few photos of Noel (with a new haircut!) on stage and offstage drinking in the pub:

“Linger”

Dolores on Twitter today

January 3, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Dolores just posted a new photo on Twitter

bye bye Gio.
We’re off to Ireland
🍀

Guess what: another “NNTA” colored vinyl reissue

January 2, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Incredible but true!
Still the same news over and over again…
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again, this time PURPLE and limited to 1,000 units. Release date is 16 February 2018, the same date as the green reissue just announced a couple of weeks ago.

You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com

…and a Happy New Year

January 1, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Olé Koretsky posted on Instagram a brand new photo from New Year’s Eve:

NYE: take away, TV, pajamas 😳👻
Happy new year ❤️❤️❤️

 

The Cranberries Press