The funeral of a lot beloved Irish comic Brendan Grace happened in The Liberties space of Dublin eight right this moment.

Tons of of mourners stepped out because the 68-year-old took his ultimate journey to the Church of St Nicholas of Myra in Francis Avenue.

The Father Ted star died on Thursday following a brief sickness, and was given a becoming ship off right this moment within the space that he grew up in.

Stars similar to Brendan O’Carroll, Anne Doyle, Marty Whelan and Dicky Rock had been all in attendance on the mass right this moment, with followers of the comic lining the streets from early morning to pay their respects.

Brendan’s spouse Eileen, his youngsters and grandchildren all led the procession although The Liberties this afternoon – and his daughter Melissa lately gave a becoming tribute to her late father following his unhappy dying.

Talking on RTE’s LiveLine Melanie mentioned, “It was extraordinary being his daughter.

“He had the kindest, kindest coronary heart. He had coronary heart sufficient each for his household and a nation and we’re simply so happy with that. We had been comfortable to share him.

“Offstage, though he completely made us giggle usually, he was a distinct particular person and I beloved that we acquired that particular person. Everybody else acquired the entertainer, we acquired a extra weak model of that.

“It was the consolation my mam gave him that made his passing so mild. He promised that he would by no means depart us and we imagine that to be true.”