- 07 Aug 23
A private burial will take place tomorrow – but beforehand, the funeral cortege of Sinead O'Connor will pass along the seafront in Bray, where the great Irish singer lived for many years.
The funeral cortege of Sinead O’Connor is to pass along the seafront in Bray tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, before a private burial.
The cortege will enter from the Harbour Bar end of the promenade, and proceed along the seafront. Sinead lived in the Strand Road in Bray for 15 years and it is a place she always loved.
It will provide an opportunity for people to pay their final respects to the trailblazing, iconic singer, songwriter, producer and activist – who was, during her lifetime, by far the best known Irish woman, whether at home or across the world.
The planned route will resonate immediately with readers of Hot Press, having been depicted as the backdrop in a special black and white illustration, by Hot Press artist David Rooney, in the latest issue of the magazine.
A larger, full-colour version of the illustration – which draws on a quote from a Sinead O’Connor interview with Hot Press editor Niall Stokes and depicts Kris Kristofferson as an angel of mercy – will be featured in the Special Sinead O’Connor Tribute Issue of Hot Press, which will be published over the coming fortnight.
“Sinead loved living in Bray, and the people in it,” a statement issued by the family said. It also acknowledged “the outpouring of love for her from the people of Wicklow and beyond.”
The Gardai have invited people to gather along the seafront from 10.30am, on Tuesday 8 August.
There has been a huge outpouring of love and affection for Sinead, in Ireland and across the world, since news of her death was revealed. She died at her home in South-East London.
Sinead had been working on a new album with Belfast producer David Holmes, which was almost ready for release.