The funeral mass of veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne took place in Dublin today following his death on Monday after a long illness.

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar were among those attending the mass at the Pro Cathedral at midday.

Gay Byrne lived in Howth for many years and the funeral cortège passed through the village at approximately 11am, allowing locals to pay their respects.

The cortège then proceeded to Sutton Cross and then down the coast road onto Clontarf Road.

It then travelled into the city centre via the North Strand, the Matt Talbot Memorial Bridge and onto O'Connell Street.

The principal celebrant for the funeral mass was Fr Leonard Maloney, while Archbishop Diarmuid Martin also participated and lead prayers. Music was led by the Palestrina Choir.

After the mass, the cortège returned back towards Cathal Brugha Street and O'Connell Street.

At the quays, the cortège turned left onto Eden Quay, heading up the North Quays towards Amiens Street and onto the North Strand Road.

It then returned along the same coast road via the Clontarf Road to St Fintan’s Cemetery.


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