The Hogans great great grandfather

April 15, 2020  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Here’s an interesting discovery we wanted to share:
As some of our team members were browsing old Irish 90s papers, we found out in a 1993 Limerick Leader article that Noel & Mike happen to be the great great grandsons of Michael Hogan, a poet known as “The Bard Of Thomond” in the 1800s.

Some of you might already have heard about this as, in 1999, Noel & Mike helped to reissue the poems and songs of their ancestor, according to an Irish Times article.

But our discovery did not stop there! As we read more about The Bard Of Thomond, we realized that a life-size statue of the Hogan’s great great grandfather is actually to be found at King Johns Castle Plaza in Limerick, that is to say… right in front of Dolores’ mural painted in 2019 by Aches!

When the tribute to a Hogan family member meets the tribute to a O’Riordan family member… destiny!!!

Michael Hogan – The Bard – and Dolores, facing each other


Special thanks to CranberriesItalia for the wiki link!

Sources: Niall Griffin (IG @niall_g), Pól Ó Conghaile (, Michael Hogan (Wikipedia)

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4 Responses to The Hogans great great grandfather

  1. ML

    Aw, what a lovely (not so) coincidence. ❤

  2. Joan

    Wow just WOW… Such a great find. We need a picture of the lads in the middle, it’d be awesome what do you think?? I hope they know.


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