Limerick Self Storage of Limerick, Ireland, has created a video in tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, the local-born lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries. The town’s “most beloved daughter” died in January.
Filmed at the storage facility and viewable on the company’s Facebook page, the video includes appearances by approximately 60 local musicians. Vocalists take turns singing verses from the song “When You’re Gone,” which was released by The Cranberries in 1996. Performers include Paddy Dennehy, Sarah Dolan, David Idioh, Emma Langford, the Limerick Gospel Choir, Brendan Markham, Ronan Mitchell, Clare O’Brien and Steve Ryan. The film was directed and edited by Shane Serrano.
“Each and every week, dozens of musicians load their equipment in and out of rented units at Limerick Self Storage, honing their craft, with the dreams and aspirations of one day bringing their music to the world like The Cranberries once did,” the video states. “From Limerick Self Storage and Limerick artists of every genre, this is our tribute and thank you to Dolores O’Riordan and The Cranberries.”
O’Riordan drowned due to alcohol intoxication on Jan. 15 at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane in London. The 46-year-old singer was in town for a recording session. Her death was ruled an accident.
Several empty bottles of champagne were found in O’Riordan’s hotel room, along with prescription drugs. Toxicology results found "therapeutic" amounts of medication in O'Riordan’s system, but her blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal driving limit, according to a source.
The Cranberries are best known for a string of mid-1990s hits, including "Linger," "Zombie" and "Dreams." Comprised of Limerick musicians, the group has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
Though the video is free, Limerick Self Storage is asking that viewers donate to Mid West Simon Community, which provides housing and services to the homeless. It was established in 2006.
Limerick Self Storage was founded and has been family-run since 1915. Located in the Docklands Business Park, the three-story facility offers more than 65,000 square feet of commercial, residential and document storage. It’s the only facility in Ireland with the ISO Quality Standard, according to its website.
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