Dolores O’Riordan inducted in the Limerick Hall Of Fame

February 21, 2019  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan was inducted in the Limerick Hall Of Fame during the “Limerick Person of the Year 2018” gala award ceremony that was held at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick this afternoon.

The “Limerick Person of the Year 2018” appears to be a different event from the “Limerick’s All Time Great” competition that Dolores O’Riordan won by a massive margin just a few days ago.
This gala award aims at honoring an individual or group of individuals who best exemplified the spirit of Limerick in 2018, so today, Limerick Hurlers were named “Limerick Persons of the Year 2018” and members of the team received the award.

Members of Dolores’ family also took part in the ceremony as details of a new Limerick Hall of Fame that is being established were also announced during the event, with the late Cranberries lead singer being the first inductee. Dolores’ mother Eileen was also presented with a special framed Limerick Leader newspaper article to mark the announcement according to the article posted after the ceremony.

Limerick Leader’s journalist Áine Fitzgerald posted a few photos of the ceremony on Twitter this afternoon, including a pic of the Hurlers with Dolores’ family, giving the song “Dreams” was the anthem of the team:

Tweet #1 – Dolores inducted in the LHOF

Tweet #2 – Limerick Hurlers

Tweet #3 – with Mayor James Collins and Dolores’ family, Eileen, PJ, Sandra O’Riordan

Tweet #4 – Special framed LL newspaper article

Special thanks to Elena Legaspi for the link!

“In The End” promo tour – first stop in London

February 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on “In The End” promo tour – first stop in London  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The band just posted a pic on their Instagram page from their label offices, BMG UK, a moment ago, announcing that they are on promo day in London today.

From what our team was told, they should be promoting “In The End” in other European capitals in the upcoming days/months, as well as America.

A lovely image posted by Olé Koretsky on socials today

February 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on A lovely image posted by Olé Koretsky on socials today  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Posted earlier today on socials (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook):

Limerick’s All Time Great: DOLORES WINS (UPDATED)

February 18, 2019  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Title says it all. Dolores wins easily. Congratulations!
Thanks to The Cranberries community and all the others who voted for her. Well deserved.
The Limerick Leader should say more about it pretty soon…


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 19

The Limerick Leader just published an article to confirm Dolores O’Riordan has been named “Limerick’s All Time Great”.

They commented:
Dolores is an exceptionally worthy winner of Limerick’s All Time Great,” said Eugene Phelan, editor of the Limerick Leader. “She is an iconic figure in world music but never forget her Limerick roots and her love for her native place. We are proud that she has been named the All Time Great after an exceptionally popular series of online polls. All 16 candidates would have made for a worthy winner, but there can only be one!

Limerick’s All Time Great poll: FINAL VOTE!!!

February 14, 2019  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Here we go lads!

Dolores made it to the final run of the Limerick’s All Time Great poll launched earlier this month by the Limerick Leader.

From eight polls featuring 16 contestants and two first rounds of voting, four nominees are now facing each other for this final vote: John Kiely, Paul O’Connell, Richard Harris and our beloved Dolores O’Riordan.

This is the last time we’re asking you for your help to lead Dolores to the victory:

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

The vote will run until next Monday, 1pm (Irish time)

Make sure Limerick people know how loved she was and still is throughout the globe!

INTERVIEW: abc.es “The Cranberries: Fue un alivio saber que Dolores no murió por suicidio”

February 13, 2019  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: abc.es “The Cranberries: Fue un alivio saber que Dolores no murió por suicidio”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New interview in Spanish with Fergal Lawler for the Spanish Newspaper ABC. Read it directly on abc.es or click image below to open pdf file:

Rare photo from Noel Hogan’s own personal unseen collection

February 12, 2019  |  Comments Off on Rare photo from Noel Hogan’s own personal unseen collection  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries shared today on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), a rare and unseen photo from Noel Hogan’s personal collection:

“Derry Girls” series 2 trailer featuring Dreams by The Cranberries

February 12, 2019  |  Comments Off on “Derry Girls” series 2 trailer featuring Dreams by The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Watch trailer of “Derry Girls” series 2 coming soon… featuring “Dreams” by The Cranberries once more. Posted on YouTube today by Channel 4:

jenesaispop.com “The Cranberries: La gente espera que el disco sea muy oscuro, pero tiene altibajos, como todos nuestros discos”

February 10, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read this interview of Noel Hogan (in Spanish) directly on jenesaispop.com or click image below to open pdf file.

Never seen before bloopers video

February 9, 2019  |  Comments Off on Never seen before bloopers video  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

After their “The J Files: The Cranberries” last Thursday, the Australian radio station Double J published yesterday on Facebook a never seen before bloopers video of The Cranberries during an interview in Los Angeles in 1999 for the Australian TV programme “Recovery”.

INTERVIEW: rollingstone.com “The Making of The Cranberries’ Haunted Farewell”

February 7, 2019  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article/interview directly on rollingstone.com or click image below to open pdf file.

AUDIO: The J Files Cranberries Special

February 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on AUDIO: The J Files Cranberries Special  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Listen to the 2-hour Cranberries special featuring a recent interview with Noel Hogan directly on abc.net.au

Thanks to The Cranberries Newspaper for the link!

INTERVIEW: abc.net.au “The unlikely success of The Cranberries”

February 7, 2019  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: abc.net.au “The unlikely success of The Cranberries”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the new interview with The Cranberries directly on abc.net.au or click image below to open pdf file.

limerickleader.ie “Limerick school remembers past pupil DOR with art exhibition”

February 6, 2019  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Limerick school remembers past pupil DOR with art exhibition”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file:

Limerick’s All Time Great poll: second round (UPDATE: Dolores wins 2nd round)

February 5, 2019  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

To all Cranberries fans, the Limerick Leader just published the poll for the second run of Limerick’s All Time Great !

Dolores is now facing Mick Mackey “the greatest hurler the game ever produced”.

Tough opponent this time, as Hurling is the national sport in Ireland and Limerick people are really into it, especially since Limerick won the All-Ireland Championship last year…

You thus know what you have to do: CLICK HERE to lead Dolores to the semi final!!!

Poll for this second round will close this Friday.


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 9 – 0:30 PM (UTC)

Friday deadline has now past… and the winner is:

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: “5 New Songs” rare CD (2004)

February 3, 2019  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Oldie but goldie!
This is a very rare CD-R containing demo/early versions of songs that would appear on “AYL?”
Some fans might not have heard them all before… and for the others it’s probably been a while!

Let’s note that the demo version of “Without You” never really surfaced before and the title “Apple Of My Life” on this CD-R became “Apple Of My Eye” on the “Are You Listening?” album. [EDIT: Fox Music probably made this CD-R to pass on to various music supervisors. Seems like a title transcribed too fast, just a mistake, as Dolores sings “eye” in this demo.]

Download WAV audio files (and CD scans) on Google Drive or listen to the songs directly on YouTube.

Thanks to YouTube user Dead Or Alive Icon (@pathetic_senses on Instagram)

billboard.com “TC, with DOR’s vocals, return to adult alternative songs chart with All Over Now”

January 31, 2019  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on billboard.com or click image below to open pdf file.

In The End – Picture Disc Vinyl

January 30, 2019  |  Comments Off on In The End – Picture Disc Vinyl  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A picture disc vinyl of “In The End” just appeared on Amazon UK.
To be released on 26 April 2019, it is already available for pre-order.
Price: £24.99

Description on Amazon does not reveal (yet?) whether the LP is limited edition or not.
Thanks to Dan Steward for the info!

Limerick’s All Time Great poll (UPDATE: Dolores wins first run)

January 29, 2019  |  5 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The Limerick Leader has just launched the competition to determine who is “Limerick’s All Time Great“.

Sixteen nominees who have contributed greatly to Limerick’s local life have been selected and the audience is now asked to vote for their favorite in a series of online polls pitting the nominees head-to-head at quarter-final, semi-final and eventually, final stage over the coming weeks.

First run is online, and people are asked to choose between Dolores O’Riordan and 1800s operatic superstar Catherine Hayes – poll will close on Friday morning. Just one click to vote, it’s free.

Click HERE to vote on limerickleader.ie

PS: We’re told a Limerick plaza could be named after her is she was to win… Come on Cranberries fans, you know what you have to do!

Dolores O’Riordan vs Catherine Hayes


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 1 – 2:30 PM (UTC)

Friday morning deadline has now past… and the winner is:

limerickleader.ie “Noel Hogan says Limerick memorial to honour Dolores O’Riordan is a nice idea”

January 26, 2019  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

independent.ie “All Over Now review: one of the band’s more compelling songs of the past decade”

January 25, 2019  |  Comments Off on independent.ie “All Over Now review: one of the band’s more compelling songs of the past decade”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the review directly on independent.ie or click image below to open pdf file.

irishcatholic.com “Graceful Dolores O’Riordan mourned at Limerick monastery”

January 24, 2019  |  Comments Off on irishcatholic.com “Graceful Dolores O’Riordan mourned at Limerick monastery”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Read the article directly on irishcatholic.com or click image below to open pdf file.

INTERVIEW: nme.com “The Cranberries on their final album after Dolores O’Riordan’s death”

January 22, 2019  |  Comments Off on INTERVIEW: nme.com “The Cranberries on their final album after Dolores O’Riordan’s death”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the interview directly on nme.com or click image below to open pdf file.

Read full program of The Cranberries “UL Honorary Doctoral”

January 21, 2019  |  Comments Off on Read full program of The Cranberries “UL Honorary Doctoral”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Click image below to open PDF file (59.7 MB)
Full program – 16 pages – HQ

University of Limerick
Honorary Doctoral
Conferring Ceremony
18 January 2019

The Cranberries’ Honorary Doctorates in the media

January 19, 2019  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ Honorary Doctorates in the media  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you know the ceremony was live streamed on the UL website yesterday, the University also shared great photos live on their socials, as seen on Instagram

Here’s the short video they posted online:


Media covered the event early in the evening (click on each image below to read their articles directly on their websites):










The Cranberries of course appeared on yesterday evening’s Irish TV news (Virgin Media and RTE):



…and this morning in the Irish papers with many more articles. The band even featured on the front page of a few newspapers:

 

The Cranberries Press