How Fans Can View Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan’s Body Revealed


The body of Dolores O’Riordan will ‘lie in repose’ in her hometown of Limerick in Ireland after her death. The Cranberries star was found dead at the Hilton hotel in Westminster, London, on Monday aged 46.

In recognition of her status as a hometown hero, Dolores will be given the honour of ‘lying in repose’ in Limerick. It means the public will be able to file past her coffin in a church and pay their respects.

According to the Limerick Leader, the service will take place between 12.30-4pm this Sunday in St Joseph’s Church close to the secondary school Dolores attended. A photo of the singer will be placed on her coffin, the paper reports.

Lying in repose is the condition of a deceased person, often of high social stature, whose body is available for public viewing. Lying in repose differs from the more formal honor of lying in state, which is generally held at the principal government building of the deceased person’s country and often accompanied by an honor guard or guard of honour.

Speaking to local paper the Limerick Leader her mother, Eileen, said the outpouring of support from the people in their native Limerick has been a “huge source of comfort”.

Her mother thanked all those who “remembered Dolores this week”.

“The people who queued to sign the book of condolence – some of them standing in the rain – it has meant a huge amount to us and has been a great source of comfort,” Eileen and her family told the paper.