Late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s niece Elaine O’Riordan has posted a tribute to her aunt on Facebook:
“xXxxxX words can’t describe the shock and sadness we are all feeling watch over dad Nana and all of your brothers and sisters and kids its going too be a very tough road ahead at your loss we all love you xXXxx I’m sure you and grandad will have a great time up in heaven together …until we meet again xXxx only one Auntie Lolo you will be sorely missed Rest in peace Love you xxxx still doesn’t feel real xoxoxoxox.”
She later posted a Cranberries live video and wrote, “Goosebumps xoxoxoxox.”
See her initial post below.
Yesterday John Moriarty, owner of the Lord Baker restaurant in Dingle, chatted to RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta about his close friendship with Dolores O’Riordan.
Moriarty developed a bond with the singer when she and her husband at the time, Don Burton lived in Dún Chaoin in West Kerry.
“We had just opened the Lord Baker and Michael Williams had done the architecture work for us, and then he started working on the house that Dolores and Don were building.
He talked about how generous and personable Dolores was and the great nights they used to have in the restaurant around the piano.
“They used to be in very often for lunch and dinner … and after dinner she’d often like to sing a song, and would sit down at the piano. We had plenty of great nights there, they were wonderful company.
“She was a great person, very generous. She liked bit of privacy (in the restaurant) but it was no problem if anyone came in who wanted to talk to her, and she’d sign autographs and all that.”
“The team that was working with me in the restaurant, they loved her. She was so personable, loyal, kind, quiet and generous. I couldn’t say a bad word about her. We’re devastated that she’s gone, because we imagined she’d be back to visit again.”