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Mourners line the streets of Dublin as Gay Byrne is laid to rest

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Today marked the day legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne was laid to rest, and people from all around the country stepped out to pay their respects.

The 85-year-old passed away on Monday following an illness, and will be remembered fondly by his family, friends, former colleagues and thousands of people around the country and further afield.

The funeral mass is taking place in Dublin’s Pro Cathedral this morning, and was attended by Ryan Tubridy, Pat Kenny, Miriam O’Callaghan, Joe Duffy and other big names in RTE.

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An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins were also in attendance – while thousands more mourners took to the streets of the Capital to pay their final respects.

The former host of The Late Late Show made his final journey from his hometown of Howth to Dublin’s city centre this morning, and was applauded by many onlookers throughout the route.

Gay’s wife Kathleen, and two daughter Suzy and Crona led the mourners, with Suzy giving a fitting speech of thanks to the congregation.

We took a special look back at Gay and Kathleen’s first ever photoshoot together to celebrate Ireland’s golden couple.

 

 

 

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