Bishop Edward Daly: hundreds gather to pay last respects

Parishioners pay their respects to the late retired Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, at St. Eugene's Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon. DER3216GS25. Photo George Sweeney.
Parishioners pay their respects to the late retired Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, at St. Eugene's Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon. DER3216GS25. Photo George Sweeney.

People have been making their way to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry to pay their last respects to Bishop Edward Daly who died on Monday.

Dr. Daly’s remains are lying in repose in St Eugene’s ahead of his funeral Mass on Thursday afternoon.

Throughout Tuesday, hundreds of people queued up to say a final goodbye to their beloved Bishop.

Meanwhile, a nephew of the late Bishop says he is ‘humbled’ by the many tributes to his uncle.

Gerard Daly, who grew up in Galway, described Dr. Daly as a “loving and inspirational man”.

He added: “It’s been very moving coming here to Derry. We always knew the great work that he’d done here and how close he was to people, but you really only get a sense of that when you are speaking to people, when you hear the tributes.

“People knew him as bishop, as a man to the people of Derry, but he shared the warmth that he had for everybody. Everybody was his family.”