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Huge crowds for funeral of Daniel’s mother

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The mother of singer Daniel O’Donnell has been laid to rest following a funeral service at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh, County Donegal.

Daniel, his sister and fellow singer Margo and their other siblings led mourners at their mother Julia’s Funeral Mass this morning.

Huge crowds showed up to pay their respects to the family.

Among them was Derry singer Dana, a close friend of the family, who attended along with her husband Damian.

Daniel O’Donnell announced the death of his 94-year-old mother on Monday.

Many of her relatives were at her bedside when Mrs O’Donnell passed away in the early hours. Daniel himself had travelled home from Scotland, where he was performing, to be with the family..

Daniel confirmed the news of her death on his official website earlier this week, stating:

“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by all her family on Sunday, May 18 at 3.50am,

“My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness you have shown to her down through the years.

“May her gentle soul rest in peace,” he added.

 

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