“I talk to her all time. I feel she is there all the time – helping me. I give out to her sometimes too,” said Eileen O’Riordan this Wednesday of her beloved daughter, the iconic Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. She also discussed Dolores’ children.
“The girls are doing OK but Taylor is understandably finding it very hard. They are moving house – too many memories,” she explained in a recent Limerick Reader interview.
She also discussed visiting her daughter’s grave.
“I go up quite often. I have to go up this evening now and clean it for the weekend because the frost got all the flowers. There are flowers still coming – the fans abroad are sending flowers by Interflora. Some of them are being delivered to the grave.”
The family has also released the following letter a week or so ago:
We the family of the late Dolores O’Riordan R.I.P. would like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks for the many expressions of sympathies and kindness following our loss at this sad time. A sincere thanks to all who attended her funeral and offered their support, kindness and sympathy over the past month.
To all who attended Limerick City Hall and St. Joseph’s Church to sign the Books of Condolences and pay their respects.
To the many thousands of sympathisers and fans who sent mass cards, flowers and letters of sympathy.
To the Cranberries, Noel, Mike, Fergal, their families, the band’s crew, Nollaig, and representatives from the Irish Music Industry.
Special thanks to President Michael D. Higgins, his Aide-de-Camp Louise Conlon and Aide-de-Camp to AnTaoiseach Caroline Burke. Most Rev. Kieran O’Reilly Archbishop of Cashel &Emly. Archbishop Emeritus Dermot Clifford. Most Rev. Brendan Leahy Bishop of Limerick, Canon Liam MacNamara, Chief Celebrant of the Funeral Mass. Fr. James Walton, P.P. Ballybricken Bohermore, Reverend Fr. Oliver Plunkett and all at St.Joseph’s Church and to all the other priests who attended and offered consoling support.
Sincere thanks to the members of the Limerick Pipe Band and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Mayor of Limerick, local representatives, Limerick City & County Council and the Gardai. A special word of thanks to Limerick’s Live 95fm for broadcasting the Mass and to all other media sources for their respectful coverage.
A special word of thanks to Cross’s Funeral Directors for their most compassionate and professional manner of handling of arrangements. Also to those who helped prepare Dolores’ final resting place.
To Ballybricken Bohermore G.A.A. Club and local parishioners who helped with Church preparations, to Anne for her lovely flowers, Caherelly N.S. and all who helped with parking, stewarding, roads and traffic management. Also to the residents of Ballyneety Village for their kind gestures.
As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our extended families and all our kind neighbours and friends for their continuing support and kindness.
Mass will be offered for all your intentions.
Dolores’ Month’s Mind Mass will be offered this Saturday 24th February 2018 in St. Ailbe’s Church, Ballybricken at 7.30pm.