Eugene Lambert laid to rest

Friday 26 February 2010 22.46
Eugene Lambert - Laid to rest today
Eugene Lambert - Laid to rest today

The funeral has taken place of the much-loved puppeteer and ventriloquist Eugene Lambert.

Well-known faces from worlds of television, music, theatre and politics attended the funeral.

Sinead O’Connor and Liam Ó Maonlaí sang at the Mass.

Mr Lambert and his family were the driving force behind 'Wanderly Wagon', RTÉ's famous children's programme that began in 1967.

A miniature version of the famous ‘Wanderly Wagon’ was among the items brought to the altar as a symbol of his life.

All of the Lambert children also worked on the show, which ran until 1982.

Mr Lambert was also founder and director of the Lambert Puppet Theatre, which was established in 1972.

He is survived by his wife Mai and eight of their children.