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06th Aug 2023

Public invited to pay final respects to Sinéad O’Connor in Bray on Tuesday

Simon Kelly

Sinead O'Connor

The route passes by her home of 15 years.

Sinéad O’Connor‘s funeral details have been announced.

The singer’s family released a statement to say that members of the public will have the opportunity to pay their final respects when her funeral cortege passes along the seafront in Bray, Co Wicklow on Tuesday morning at 10:30am.

O’Connor will then be laid to rest at a private burial service.

The route will begin at the Harbour Bar end of Strand Road and continue along the seafront to the other end of Strand Road.

The route passes by her home in Montobello where Sinéad lived for 15 years.

Public invited to say final goodbyes to Sinéad O’Connor

The statement also added: “Sinéad loved living in Bray and the people in it. With this procession, her family would like to acknowledge the outpouring of love for her from the people of Co Wicklow and beyond, since she left last week, to go to another place.

“The gardaí have asked that people gather, if they would like to say a last goodbye to Sinéad from 10.30am on Tuesday morning along the Bray Seafront.”

The news of the singer’s death stunned the nation and further afield last week after the announcement was made.

A swell of tributes flooded the internet and beyond as people across the world came to terms with the passing of a musical icon.

Giants of the music industry like Dave Grohl, Boy George and Shirley Manson all paid respects to the 56-year-old, while other public figures paid tribute, including a beautiful story from Russell Crowe about an encounter with her outside a Dublin pub.

President Michael D Higgins was also amongst the tributes to O’Connor, saying his “first reaction on hearing the news of Sinéad’s loss was to remember her extraordinarily beautiful, unique voice”.

The Dublin native had career spanning over three decades, with 10 studio albums and her single ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ was named the number one world single in 1990 by the Billboard Music Awards.

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