Obituaries : Dessie O’Halloran, Beloved Iris Singer Has Died, Cause of Death Unknown.
Friends and families are paying tributes on social media to Beloved Dessie O’Halloran who recently passed away.
Dessie O’Halloran (born Desmond O’Halloran; 29 August 1940) is an Irish singer and musician. A native of Inishbofin, O’Halloran emigrated to the United Kingdom in the 1950s, where he enjoyed regular success as a singer at the All-Britain championships. Returning to Inishbofin in the mid-1980s, O’Halloran joined the island’s céilí band, with whom many visiting musicians would sit in, as well as playing at sessions on the island.
He gained chart success in 2001 with “Say You Love Me”, which reached No. 4 on the Irish charts, and was later re-released as a remix. The song was taken from the Sharon Shannon album, The Diamond Mountain Sessions. According to his profile on Wikipedia.
We learned of the passing of Dessie O’Halloran from the following tributes posted on social media.
It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of Dessie O’Halloran of Inisbofin. Dessie appeared at the festival many times over the years and was always a man of great fun and cheer. Hugely talented both as a singer and fiddle player, he will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the O’Halloran family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Dessie O’Halloran RIP
I have so many happy memories of this man. A proud son of Inisbofin to an international renowned musician and singer. A unique wit and always a pleasure to be in his company. There will a big welcome for him on the big stage in the sky.
May he Rest In Peace
We will remember him tonight In Gurteen
It is with a heavy heavy heart that we learn of the passing of Desmond O Halloran, Inis Bofin. Dessie was a great friend ,musician and regular in both Tig choili and The Crane bar.He will be sadly missed my his many friends and staff who had the pleasure of his company, and who were also on the receiving end of his quick wit.!
One time years ago he was on a tour of The UK with Sharon and Damien Dempsey!…When he got back he was sitting at the counter and I asked him while pulling him a pint….. “Is Damien Dempsey big in the UK?”……without even skipping a beat he looked up and said…..”ah he’s about the same size!”….. to which everyone fell about laughing!
You’ll be missed Desmond!
From all the gang in Tig choili
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what cause the death of Dessie O’Halloran . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.