Paddy Moloney Put To Rest In Wicklow

Founder of The Chieftains, Paddy Moloney, was laid to rest in Co Wicklow today(Friday

). Head Of State Michael D Higgins went to the mass in St Kevin’s Church in Glendalough where the chief mourners were his family– partner Rita, and their adult kids Aonghus, Aedín and Pádraig along with their grandchildren.

Fr Eamonn Crossan was the chief celebrant at the funeral mass as well as in his homily to the parish, predicted the 83-year-old’s music “would survive.”

A lot of fellow musicians were in attendance while a collection of uileann pipes as well as a whisle were brought to the altar in his memory.

His child Aonghus Moloney reminded those existing that his father had actually bet all sorts of events and people– from the Pope to The Rolling Stones.

“Paddy’s life was The Chieftains. Songs was his life. He lived for that minute when he would certainly walk out onto that stage as well as claim: ‘I’m Paddy Moloney from Dublin, Ireland, the best city worldwide.’

“Our father enjoyed doing what he did. In March in 2014, Covid produced abandoned and afterwards cancelled excursions. For the very first time in 70 years Paddy Moloney could not play music to an audience. Paddy passed away last Tuesday. When the important things he enjoyed most was eliminated from him, Paddy’s life faded from last March.”

He was a male, his child stated, who always preferred to let his music do the talking.

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