We will remember January 2018 in Ireland for atrocious weather and, more particularly, for the untimely, very shocking and sad death of Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries fame on Monday, 15th January - world renowned singer, songwriter and performing artist - much loved across the generations for her strikingly beautiful singing voice as well as for her endearing public persona. May Dolores Rest in Peace.
Dolores' Funeral commenced today, Sunday (in public reposal in Lime
The tributes below, written by Mike Barry, appeared in the Vale Star edition of Thursday, 21st December 2017. "Respectfully, we can not agree with Bill Shankly’s famous life/death/football quotation, though we doubt he meant it literally. The club lost three members between June and October this year and they are sorely missed by family, friends and club. Life is, indeed, much more important than football, and with 2017 almost down, it would be remiss of us to allow the year