Paddy Brennan, a Limerick Historian and rock ‘n’ roll fanatic, just published a 556-page book regarding the History of Limerick Music from 1800 to 2018 including memorabilia and rare photographs.
The book has an extensive section on The Cranberries.
Author said: “Other bands were writing about love and songs that wouldn’t stand out whereas the Cranberries were writing songs where you would actually start listening to the words.”
The book called “Limerick Music Throughout The Decades” will be available for purchase on October 30.
Last week, just ahead of what would have marked Dolores O’Riordan’s birthday – and sadly, the date that was also chosen by the coroner to make the inquest public – we encouraged everyone to remember and celebrate the beautiful talent that she was by focusing on the music, sharing memories and spreading love.
Alan Martin, who we can fairly describe as the first ever Cranberries fan, took us at our words!
While some members of our team were in Limerick city to pay tribute to Dolores, Alan offered to treat us to a “Cranberries Mystery Tour” that would lead us to different venues where the band performed in their early days, schools they had attended as pupils, and Churches where they got married.
Most of the photos we took during this special tour will enable us to illustrate the concerts pages that represent the shows that they played during the 1990s. However, only a very few of these places are still standing today as they did back then.
During this tour, we were escorted to:
– The Flag Café (first ever show, 18 November 1989, TCSU with Niall Quinn – now closed and walled)
– The Crescent Hall
– The Glentworth (today’s Pery’s hotel)
– The Theatre Royal (closed)
– The Jetland Center (now a shopping center)
– People’s Park (where ‘Lark in the Park’ took place)
– The Parkway
– The Two Mile Inn
– The Speakeasy (today’s Texas Steak Out)
– The Empire Records shop where the band launched their debut album (today’s Centra shop)
– The Savoy, Top Floor (now entirely rebuilt)
– The Cruise’s Royal Hotel (first ever show with Dolores on 14 July 1990, the building is now gone)
But that wasn’t all!
We were honored to be welcomed at the Moyross ‘Corpus Christi Primary School’ where the very talented choir (who had sung earlier this year at Thomond Park for the Munster game, as well as on RTÉ One ahead of the All Ireland final) performed “Dreams” for us!!!
What a beautiful reminder of the impact of the band’s music on the upcoming generations, proving that music will, without a doubt, be the legacy that Dolores has left for all time.
Here’s our video to share this incredible and very emotional experience with Cranberries fans from all over the world :
Corpus Christi Choir Moyross – “Dreams”
Last, we were privileged to be joined by Professor Eoin Devereux at Limerick University, where he teaches, to learn more on the History of the band and visit some more places that are still full of memories:
– The Stables Club
– The University of Limerick room where ‘Treaty 300’ took place
– The Irish Chamber Orchestra
We’ve truly been touched by the hospitality we received in Limerick, and we treasure those lovely moments that we were privileged to share with everyone there. It is our sincere hope that by sharing this small review of our trip, fans throughout the world will feel the love the Limerick people have for the beautiful soul that Dolores undeniably was.
We would like to extend a very warm THANK YOU to Alan Martin, the Moyross Corpus Christi Choir, and Professor Eoin Devereux for filling our hearts with so much history and beautiful memories at a most needed time.
A Cranmeeting was held in São Paulo, Brazil on July 14, 2018 in a bar called Cervejaria Artesanal São Paulo. The event was a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and was arranged by brazilian fanclub “The Cranberries Brasil”. The entry was free.
First, there was an acoustic performance by a trio of fans, “Threeberries” (Jorge Vinicius, Erik Rizzatto and Matheus). Afterwards, “Mary Jane”, a cover band, performed.
1) God Be With You
2) Pure Love (Puro Amore)
4) 7 Years
6) Raining In My Heart
9) The Journey
10) Astral Projections
11) Fee Fi Fo
12) So Cold In Ireland
13) Daffodil Lament
Mary Jane (https://www.instagram.com/alanisecranberriescover)
1) Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
3) Free To Decide
5) Animal Instinct
7) Ode To My Family
8) Loud And Clear
10) Just My Imagination
11) When You’re Gone
12) Twenty One
15) I Can’t Be With You
16) Waltzing Back
17) The Icicle Melts
19) Ridiculous Thoughts
You can watch almost the complete performances on YouTube by clicking this link.
Thanks to Eduardo for sending us the photos below:
July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on The Hogan brothers spotted at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork | by Axl | Other News
The Hogan brothers spotted last Friday (13 July) at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork with The Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly. This was shared today by the 4th man on the photo and Instagram user banogueman, Willie Ryan as known as The Owl.
Photo by Nicholas O’Donnell.
December 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Recent photo of Noel Hogan shared on Instagram today | by Axl | Other News
A recent photo of Noel Hogan was published on Instagram today by user dine_officiel Noel is supporting dinewear, a streetwear shop located in Toulouse France, and this is possibly the first time you can see publicly all Noel’s brand new tattoos with a wide view of his arms.
This is Noel Hogan of the Cranberries ladies and gents. Thanks for your support @noelhogan One of my fave artist on this planet…
feel special & proud today. DINE
Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.
He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.
He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.
Sad news, “The Sage Café” (Mike Hogan’s Café) is closing today!
Below the photo posted a few hours ago on their Facebook page.
To all of our loyal customers and friends over the many enjoyable years on Catherine Street we would like to thank you for your continued custom and support however it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing our closure of the cafe as of today!
According to an article appeared this morning on The Business Post, Carmel Coyne, the flight attendant whose foot got injured during the Aer Lingus 2014 incident, has started a legal action against Dolores. High Court proceedings were filed last Wednesday and, according to the Business Post, Aer Lingus is listed as defendant as well.
We wait to get more information regarding the matter.
These past days The Hand, the very famous cartoonist in The Cranberries world, was very prolific and drew several portraits of Dolores O’ Riordan.
Yesterday he published his final work on the Internet as a GIF called “12DoloreS” followed by a post on his Twitter account today with a message revealing his real intention:
actually and intentionally it was a GIF(t) for her birthday .. but I was late, as usual :/
Unfortunately it seems it won’t turn into a new “Calendolores” 😉
As the animation goes quite fast, you may have missed some drawings!
You’ll thus find below all his BRILLIANT sketches extracted from the GIF as well as the images they are related to (as usual click on each picture to see it larger):
December 27, 2015 | Comments Off on The Hot Press Magazine archives free to view for Xmas | by Webmaster | Other News
For one week only, the Hot Press archive of the famous Irish music magazine is completely free to view. Something like 25 years of articles about The Cranberries to read !! News, Exclusive interviews, Album reviews, Concert reviews and more… a real treasure.
Thank you Hot Press, The Cranberries fans do love you.
If you know the work of The Hand you probably already know that he is a very prolific cartoonist. As you can judge on his Facebook and official website he sketched a lot of international and local (Italian) celebrities with his own unique style.
These last months he drew a lot of new portraits of our favorite Dolores. CW already wrote about that last august… but The Hand continued to draw of lot more after that.
published on September 6, 2014
One by one on our Facebook we shared his works but that is something we don’t really like to do as many people don’t have, don’t like or simply don’t want Facebook. For all those people, here’s a summary of his work:
published yesterday, Oct. 21
published on Oct.17
As you can see the man was bloody inspired by the pictures of Dolores these last couple of weeks, who would not be?
For the following drawing he even published a short video and colored versions:
published on Sept.27
“sketching Dolores O’Riordan – Sept.27”
published on Sept.27
published on Oct.14
published on Sept.23
He also drew 2 classic poses directly inspired by the videoclips Zombie & Promises.
published on Aug.17
published on Oct.19
If you like his work, some of his drawings are on sale by the artist directly. More details can be found on his website, don’t hesitate to contact him, he is a nice guy!
September 8, 2014 | Comments Off on 2 new interviews: Noel Hogan on the radio and The Hand on Cranberriesitalia.it | by Axl | Other News
More medias for “The Pigtown Fling”: Noel Hogan and Eoin Devereux will be interviewed on “Limerick Today” on September 9th. The interview airs at 11:25 AM on LIVE95FM Source:TPF Facebook
Another interview, this time with the famous cartoonist The Hand, was published on Cranberriesitalia.it. Obviously it is in Italian but “Google Translation” works pretty well on this one!
Well known in the world of The Cranberries, The Hand recently drew new portraits of The Cranberries and Dolores as reported here. He also just posted on Facebook a brand new drawing for Dolores’ birthday:
August 24, 2014 | Comments Off on “Ice Bucket Challenge” continues, now The Sage Café feat. Mike | by Axl | Other News
This time it is Mike Hogan’s turn to appear on an “Ice Bucket Challenge” video. It was posted yesterday on The Sage Café’s Facebook. Mike is one of the guys pouring the buckets of ice water on others (hey, he is the boss after all)… and seems to enjoy it.
The Sage Café’s nominations
And you can watch the video below:
Sage cafe ice bucket challenge.#ALS.We nominate Savoy hotel,Red Hen bar and Cornstore.
Funny indeed, but this video is not the direct response to Noel challenging him. So we might have another video with Mike very soon (or not!) and this time he might not enjoy it as much as he just did. Stay tuned.
This summer if you’re living on the same planet as us, you probably noticed tons of videos of celebrities or friends pouring a bucket of ice water on their head. This is called the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge” and Noel just agreed to do it and posted the video on his Tumblr. Have a look his video is quite funny… especially the way his family reacts.
The Ice Bucket Challenge spread over the internet these last months and kept growing and growing this summer. It all started from an athlete suffering from a degenerativedisease combined with a good dose ofself-deprecatingmediafrom the celebrities. Bill Gates even did it! The principle is based on having more and more videos all over medias/internet of people doing it to get funds for the ALS association. ALS is for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Those who are nominated have 24 hours to do it and can challenge 3 people of their choice to do the same. If they don’t accept they have to donate $100 to the association. It appears that most of celebrities are doing both. On this day ALS raised more than 60 million dollars.
In turns out that Noel has nominated 3 people of his choice and an interesting name for us, Cranfans, surfaced: Mike Hogan
So who’s gonna challenge Dolores? Noel didn’t… Mike maybe!
Even if there is not much chances that Dolores will do it as she tends to avoid the Internet and everything that revolves around it, it may reach her one way or another. Mike may nominate Russell, Russell may nominate Don and Don… well, we’ll see!
Good cause and good fun.
Catherine Hogan pouring the bucket (and seems to enjoy it 🙂 )