Riverdance composer’s tribute to Limerick’s Dolores

Bill Whelan views his native Barrington Street Photo: Keith Wiseman

RIVERDANCE composer and freeman of Limerick City, Bill Whelan sent a message of tribute and condolence on the death of Dolores O ‘Riordan through Limerick’s Cultural Committee this Tuesday night.

The message was read out a meeting of the committee in the council offices in Dooradoyle, where a minute’s silence was observed to mark the passing of the Cranberries star.

Mr Wheelan’s message read: “When a fine artist and performer departs suddenly, her home city feels the grief intimately. When that artist was at the height of her powers with much left to do, then that grief is more sharply felt.

“But nothing equals the wrenching loss felt by her children, her loved ones, family and friends. Dolores you have left warm memories and a legacy which will keep growing in the coming years, and a city which is proud to have been her birthplace and her home.

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