The young Dolores O’Riordan: ‘Shy and wild, then that voice would explode’

Contemporaries remember the quiet school girl who became ‘Limerick's superstar’

Irish Times Culture Editor Hugh Linehan looks back at the life of Dolores O'Riordan, the shy Limerick girl who went on to achieve global success as a songwriter and lead singer with The Cranberries.

Much has been written about Dolores O’Riordan since her sudden death this week, at the age of 46, in a hotel room in London. For a lot of people the outpouring of appreciation for her is a case of Big Yellow Taxi: “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone .”

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