08/11/2019

Funeral Of Broadcaster Gay Byrne Takes Place In Dublin

The funeral mass of broadcasting giant Gay Byrne has taken place in Dublin today, Friday 08 November.

Among those attending to lay the former Late Late Show host to rest were President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Mr Byrne died aged 85 on Monday after a long illness.

The funeral cortège passed through Howth village, where Byrne lived for many years, allowing locals to pay their respects. The mass was held at St Mary's Pro Cathedral before burial at St Fintan's ceremony in Sutton this afternoon.

A huge worldwide audience tuned in to watch proceedings as the service was streamed on RTE player and RTE.ie.

As well as presenting and producing The Late Late Show, which went on to become the world's longest-running chat show, Byrne also had a long -running radio show on Radio 1, first known as The Gay Byrne Hour and then The Gay Byrne Show.



(JG/CM)

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