Finglas Prepares To Pay Its Final Respects To The Late Christy Dignam

Christy Dignam Aslan performs on stage at Shepherds Bush Empire on November 17, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo Getty Images)

The funeral arrangements for the late Aslan frontman Christy Dignam have been announced as the great son of Finglas takes his final journey this weekend after his sad passing yesterday.

The charismatic performer earned his place in the annals of Irish rock by earning many accolades while winning the hearts of fans and people far and wide.

He had been ill for some time but was never less than generous contributor to countless charities, often turning up at the bedsides of admirers who were ill.

He is survived by his beloved wife Kathryn his darling daughter Kiera, grandchildren Cian, Ava and Jake, son-in-law Darren Moran, sisters and brothers Bernadette, Deirdre, James, Brian, Therese, Jackie and Eddie, extended family, fellow Aslan members, neighbours, friends and all who knew and loved him

Christy’s Funeral will take place on Saturday the 17th beginning with a farewell gathering on Farnham Drive, Finglas (opposite Erins Isle) followed by a private Funeral Service.

His Funeral cortege will arrive at the junction of Tolka Valley Road and Cardiffsbridge Road at 9.45am and proceed (driving) along the following route.

  • Left onto Cardiffsbridge Road.
  • Arrive at 9.50am to Pause at green area opposite Coláiste Íde.
  • Continue onto Mellowes Road towards Finglas Garda Station.
  • Right turn before Garda Station onto Finglaswood Road.
  • Left onto Cappagh Road pausing at St Fergal’s BNS.
  • Right onto Patrick’s Well Place.
  • Left onto Wellmount Road.
  • Right onto Farnham Drive.
  • Arrive at Playing field opposite Erin’s Isle GAA Club to pause for a Video Tribute to be played.
  • Depart Erin’s Isle at 10.15am (approx.).

A Funeral Service will take place Privately Thereafter.

Meanwhile Dublin’s Lord Mayor Caroline Conroy has opened an online Book of Condolence for the citizens of Dublin to extend their sympathies to the family of Christy Dignam.

The Lord Mayor said, “On behalf of the citizens of Dublin I wish to express my deepest condolences to the family of Christy Dignam. For many Dubliners Christy was the voice of their city. His memory will live on in Aslan’s music, which I have no doubt will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.”

The Book of Condolence is available to sign at: