Τhe famous musician, songwriter and lead singer, the youngest of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Dolores O’Riordan grew up in the neighboring Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly. She started with traditional Irish music and playing the Irish tin whistle when she went to school.

Dolores Mary Eileen O’Riordan  / Image source

Attended Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ school. School principal Aedín Ní Bhriain, said in the Limerick Post about O’Riordan’s first day at Laurel Hill at the age of twelve that she stood up in front of classmates and announced: “my name is Dolores O’Riordan and I’m going to be a rock star”, then she stood on her chair and she sang “Tra la la la la, Triangles”.

O’Riordan won the Slógadh song contest for the school almost every year. In total she won 20 Slógadh medals.

Laurel Hill Secondary School / Image source

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