Amazing moment bagpipes echo in Dublin as crowds line out for Tessie Carroll

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This is the amazing moment the sound of bagpipes echoed through the streets of Dublin as “Queen of the Hill” Tessie Carroll made her final journey through the inner city.

Tessie, who was 88, died last Wednesday in the care of the amazing staff at the Mater Hospital and was lovingly remembered by her family, friends and neighbours today as she was laid to rest.

And her amazing funeral procession, which went from her home at Hill Street flats, to Gardiner Street church, saw mourners line the streets to pay tribute to one of Dublin’s most memorable street trading legends.

The lovely footage, shared by councillor Christy Burke, shows bag piper Christy O’Brien leading the procession which saw Tessie’s coffin carried by her loved ones to the church.

Tessie’s favourite singer, Red Hurley, who joined her in a surprise performance at her retirement party at the Mansion House, also took time to perform at her funeral to sing “Love Is All I Have To Give”.

Paying tribute to Tessie today, councillor Burke said: “What a send off Tessie. Your family done you very proud.

“I just want say a big thank you to Red Hurley and our bag piper Christy O’ Brien.

“To have Tessie’s favourite artist preform at her funeral was unbelievable. It goes to show how much you were loved Tessie. Red we really thank you so much.

“Christy O’ Brien many thanks for piping Tessie out today you’re always only a phone call away so we really thank you too.

“A big well done to all of Tessie’s neighbours in the flats this morning be very proud of yourselves.

“Tessie we’ll let you rest now, from myself and all at team Burke and of course all your fans thank you. “

Tessie’s daughter Jean thanked all those who left heartfelt messages and memories of her mam since she died last Wednesday.

Tessie got a brilliant surprise by family and friends in The Mansion House (Image: Christy Burke)

She said: “We’ve laughed and cried while reading many of your heartfelt messages over the past few days. It’s been a huge source of comfort to all of the family. “

Jean’s brother Derek also spoke at the funeral, revealing that when he was sitting in her flat in Hill Street and was thinking of what to say, he remembered his mother’s love of music.

Derek said: “Anybody that knew ma knew that she loved her music. You knew this because she included song title or verse in most of her conversations. So Ma, this is your song.

“I care not what the world may say, without your love, there is no way. So Ma, this is your song that we serenade to you. Going back to the shopping bag, the shopping list of things she’ll never buy.

“Her apron lying on her chair, is that her laugh I hear out in the hall? I turn and call, but she’s not there. Ma, only you can make this world seem right and only you can make the darkness bright. Only you, and you alone, could have loved us through and through. And filled our hearts with love, only you.

“Ma got up to so much mischief over the years and crazy is the best way to describe it, and ma, we will always be crazy with love for you. Mother of mine, you gave to me, all of my life to do as I please.

“I owe everything I have to you, mother, sweet mother, of mine. Mother of mine, now I am frown and I can walk straight all on my own, I would like to give you, what you have to me. Mother, sweet mother, of mine.

“Love is all I have to give, love is all as I should live. So take, take it and all and I’ll always be there when you call my name. I know now that love is all…so mam, we love you, and we will miss you.”

May she Rest in Peace.

Source: Dublin News