Meanwhile, In Limerick


From top: Eileen O’Riordan (centre) with two members of The Cranberries Mike Hogan and Noel Hogan at the University of Limerick; honorary cap and gown for the late Dolores O’Riordan 

This afternoon.

At the University of Limerick.

The university conferred Honorary Doctorates of Letters on the band members of The Cranberries.

Guitarist and songwriter Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler were all presented with the doctorates while Eileen O’Riordan, mother of the late singer Dolores O’Riordan, was presented with a posthumous Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her daughter.

Speaking at the ceremony, University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald said:

UL had initially planned to present these doctorates to The Cranberries in April 2017, however promotional and rehearsal commitments prevented the band from being available to accept the honour at that stage.

“It is with very sad regret that since that time the world and more importantly her family and band mates have lost Dolores O’Riordan and her incredible voice.

We very much appreciate her family’s presence here today and particularly her mother Eileen who is accepting this Honorary Doctorate on Dolores’ behalf.”

Thanks Sheena Doyle

4 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Limerick

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Oh my, they look heartbroken. But what a nice honour for someone Limerick thought a lot of.

  2. Andrew

    When Dolores died someone here referenced a song called Fee Fi Fo.
    I get both angry and sad listening to it. RIP Dolores.

  3. Slightly Bemused

    I think it is worth reposting this wonderful tribute from her fellow Limerick artists.

    Whether you were a fan or not, she was hugely important in developing the Irish music scene both here and abroad. I first heard Zombie being played by Croatian colleagues in Zagreb, so brings back all sorts of memories, as well as respect for her.

    On another note, if at a time like this someone makes a post with no comment, could that be taken as a contribution to a comments-section-style minute of silence?

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