Kathleen Watkins, above,outside St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1, who gathered for the funeral of her husband and RTÉ broadcaster Gay Byrne.
Those in attendance included President Michaeal D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin.
Outside St Mary’s pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1.
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St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin 1.
Gay Byrne’s daughter Crona (above left) waves to well-wishers as she arrives for the funeral mass of the broadcaster.
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Howth, County Dublin.
Gardai escort Gay Byrne’s funeral cortège to St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin 1.
St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Dublin.
Members of the public await the arrival of Gay Byrne’s funeral cortège.
The broadcaster passed away on Monday this week, aged 85.
The funeral of Gay Byrne takes place.
Gay Byrne lived in Howth for many years and the funeral cortège will pass through the village at approximately 11am, allowing locals to pay their respects.
The cortège will proceed to Sutton Cross and then down the coast road onto Clontarf Road.
It will then travel into the city centre via the North Strand, the Matt Talbot Memorial Bridge and onto O’Connell Street.
Access to the Pro Cathedral will be extremely limited, with seating reserved for family and friends. Those attending the mass are asked to be in place by 11.15am.
After the mass, the cortège is expected to leave the cathedral sometime between 1pm and 1.30pm.
It will return back towards Cathal Brugha Street and O’Connell Street.
At the quays, the cortège will turn left onto Eden Quay, heading up the North Quays towards Amiens Street and onto the North Strand Road.
It will then return along the same coast road via the Clontarf Road to St Fintan’s Cemetery.
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