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Tributes paid following death of The Dubliners' Barney McKenna's son Daragh

Tributes have been paid folllowing the passing of Daragh Aherne Clarke (McKenna), son of The Dubliners founding member Barney McKenna.

Daragh died suddenly at his home in Howth on Wednesday. A service will be held for him in Dardistown Crematorium on Tuesday morning, Dublin Live reported.

Musician Glen Dunne, a close friend of Daragh, told Dublin Live: "He came and he left in the same aul stroke. A giant of a man, a gent of a bloke. Always quick with the chimes and fast with a joke.

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"He knew how to live life much better than most."

Daragh was formerly of Clonsilla, according to his death notice.

He died suddenly, at home on March 15.

He will be sadly missed by parents Helen Aherne O’Brien and David Clarke, stepfather Kevin O’Brien and he is predeceased by his father Barney McKenna.

Daragh will also be missed by his brother Liam Aherne Clarke, sister-in-law Pamela, nieces Grace and Sophie, nephew Matthew, uncles, aunts, cousins and a large circle of friends."

Daragh will repose in Staffords Funeral Home, Golf Links Road, Portmarnock on Monday, March 20, from 4-6pm.

A service is being held in Dardistown Crematorium on Tuesday morning at 10am.

A live stream of Daragh's service can be found here.


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