October 19, 2021

Gay Byrne funeral to be screened live on RTE

The funeral of Gay Byrne is to be screened live on TV and online this Friday, November 8, RTE has confirmed.

The legendary host died on Monday after battling cancer for the last number of years.

Bryan Dobson will present a special programme featuring coverage of the funeral mass from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Church, Dublin from 11.30am on RTÉ One and RTÉ News Now, while John Bowman and Mary Kennedy will provide commentary of the ceremony.

The coverage will also be broadcast live on the RTÉ Player and on RTÉ.ie to audiences worldwide.

Last night, a Late Late Show special was screened in tribute to Byrne with contributions from friends and colleagues, Sir Bob Geldof, Andrea Corr, Pat Kenny, John Sheahan and Mary McAleese.

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