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Philomena Lynott at the Phil Lynott exhibition opening in the Green Gallery, Dublin in 2009

Philomena Lynott, the mother of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott, has died aged 88.

She died on Wednesday morning, Hot Press has confirmed, after battling cancer for the past number of years.

Any excuse.

Phil Lynott’s mother Philomena has died aged 88 (RTÉ)



Custom House Quay, Dublin 1


Dan O’Neill writes:

On my way to work, I saw a middle aged builder walking towards me. A big, burly fella with tattoos. Not the kind of bloke you’d want to pick a fight with. No softy!

Anyway, he stopped dead in his tracks. Looked up at this cartoon image of Phil Lynott (above) on the wall and with childlike awe, placed his hand on the image. That moment, a massive smile burst across his face.

We could all learn from his ability to appreciate the little things in life and let the inner child peep out every now and then. A nice moment.


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Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Phil Lynott, with Balla Bán Art Gallery owner, Frank O’Dea next to Phil’s statue outside Bruxelle’s on Harry Street, Dublin 2 and a portrait of Phil dressed as Charlie Chaplin

Phil Lynott’s mum Philomena receiving a portrait of her son dressed as Charlie Chaplin by Dublin caricature artist, Ray Sherlock ahead of this weekend’s Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Co. Kerry.

On Sunday there will be a Guinness World Record attempt to have the largest gathering of people dressed as Charlie Chaplin.

Also on Sunday, A Birthday Party For Phil will take place at the Bloody Stream Pub in Howth,  Co Dublin from 3pm.

Charlie Chaplin found ‘no room at the inn’ in Waterville (John Daly, Irish Examiner)