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18th Jan 2023

Doireann Garrihy pays tribute following the death of her beloved grandmother

Kat O'Connor

Poor Doireann.

Doireann Garrihy lost her beloved grandmother just days after her Dancing with the Stars debut.

The presenter confirmed the heartbreaking news on Instagram.

Doireann’s grandmother Margaret Droney passed away peacefully last week in Co.Clare.

The radio host told her followers that her funeral took place on Friday, January 13th.

Her funeral took place at St. Patrick’s Church, New Quay, and was then followed by burial in Corcomroe Abbey.

She wrote, “We laid our nana Margaret to rest on Friday. A surreal few days of ‘the show must go on.”

“She absolutely loved her style and she loved to dance too,” Doireann shared.

Speaking about her new hosting gig, Doireann says she has been loving it so far.

The presenter has been praised for livening up the RTÉ series.

Doireann said working alongside Jennifer Zamparelli has been a dream.

She also said she will miss working on the show when it comes to an end.

She wrote, “Two shows done, nine to go and I already know I’ll miss it.

“The most brilliant team on screen and behind the scenes, it’s been an absolute joy so far to be part of such a super production and I can’t wait for the rest of the run.”

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