He was an Irish television legend.
Now, as the country mourns Gay Byrne, who passed away yesterday aged 85, a Book of Condolence will be opened at Cork City Hall at 2pm today, Tuesday, November 5th.
Fans of the Late Late Show presenter and radio host can sign the book in the Atrium at Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street.
“We open this book of condolences to give the people of Cork City the opportunity to express their sympathies on the loss of a true Irish icon.” says Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Sheehan.
“Gay Byrne was part of all our lives – from the unmistakable sound of his voice coming over the airwaves as we listened to his radio show, to settling down on a Friday night to watch him on the Late Late Show, to the unbridled thrill he brought to his younger viewers allowed to stay up past bedtime to watch the Late Late Toy Show – he was a familiar and beloved figure to so many. Our thoughts are with his wife Kathleen and family at this time.”
The Book of Condolences will be open for signing at the Atrium in Cork City Hall New Civic Offices for the next two weeks, Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm.