Christy Dignam family share funeral arrangements

Christy Dignam
Christy Dignam Pic: Lili Forbeg for VIP Magazine

Christy Dignam’s family have shared his funeral arrangements after his tragic passing at the age of 63.

His family shared a heartbreaking statement on RIP.ie paying tribute to the beloved singer.

“Rock legend Christy Dignam died peacefully at home, as was his wish, on Tuesday, the 13th of June, in the loving care of his family,” the statement read.

“The charismatic frontman of Aslan truly earned his place as an Irish rock legend, winning accolades and drawing him into the collective hearts of the nation, while remaining true to his Finglas roots.

Christy Dignam
Christy Dignam Pic: Lili Forbeg for VIP Magazine

“Christy’s songs and voice provided the backdrop to successive generations, enraptured by his lyrics, his passion and his stage presence.

“Modest and down-to-earth, Christy was as comfortable and happy singing at small intimate gigs as he was to packed venues. A generous supporter of countless charity events, often turning up at the bedsides of admirers who were ill. Christy’s loss leaves a void that will be impossible to fill,” they continued.

“He is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn, his darling daughter Kiera, grandchildren Cian, Ava and Jake, son-in-law Darren Moran, sisters and brothers Bernadette, Deirdre, James, Brian, Therese, Jackie and Eddie, extended family, fellow Aslan members, neighbours, friends and all who knew and loved him.”

They also shared his funeral arrangements, telling his loyal fans that both the home and funeral would be private.

Christy Dignam
Christy Dignam Pic: Lili Forbeg for VIP Magazine

“Christy’s Funeral will take place on Saturday, the 17th, beginning with a farewell gathering on Farnham Drive, Finglas (opposite Erins Isle) followed by a private Funeral Service,” the statement continued.

They also described the exact route that his funeral cortege will take on the day.

“His funeral cortege will arrive at the junction of Tolka Valley Road and Cardiffsbridge Road at 9.45am and proceed (driving) along the following route.

“Left onto Cardiffsbridge Road.
Arrive at 9.50am to Pause at green area opposite Coláiste Íde.
Continue on to Mellowes Road towards Finglas Garda Station.
Right turn before Garda Station onto Finglaswood Road.
Left onto Cappagh Road pausing at St Fergal’s BNS.
Right onto Patrick’s Well Place.
Left onto Wellmount Road.
Right onto Farnham Drive.
Arrive at Playing field opposite Erin’s Isle GAA Club to pause for a Video Tribute to be played.
Depart Erin’s Isle at 10.15am (approx.)”

Christy and his daughter Keira. PIC: Lili Forberg for a recent VIP shoot

They then stated: “A Funeral Service will take place Privately thereafter.”

“Family flowers only, donations, in lieu of flowers, to Saint Francis Hospice.”

You can donate here.

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