The Sun Goes Down – 1986

The Sun Goes Down

"......They say time has a way of healing,
It can dry all the tears from your eyes.
But darling it's this empty feeling,
My heart can't disguise......"

The father of Irish rock will always be remembered for his enthusiasm,
for the loyalty he showed to his friends and his ability to inspire others to break the system and get through it,as he had done himself

………..Fr. Brian Darcy during Philip’s funeral mass January 1986

Philip Parris Lynott rests in St. Fintan’s Cemetery in Sutton, County Dublin on the north-eastern outskirts of the city about 8 miles from the centre.

The easiest way to reach it by public transport is by taking the DART (electric railway system) north from the city centre to Sutton station. When you get to the station go to the left up Station Road and then straight across the road junction at the traffic lights. Continue walking up the hill and eventually you will see the cemetery on the right-hand-side of the road. The total distance is about a mile. There are a number of bus routes from Abbey Street Lower in Dublin city centre (31 and 31A) will bring you to the traffic lights at Sutton. The 31A actually travels up the hill towards the cemetery part of the way before turning off to the right. The bus will take considerably longer than the DART to reach Sutton. If you are not familiar with Dublin it can be difficult to get to especially if you are driving, however you can take the Howth Road out of the city to Sutton Cross Roads. Take a right turn at the traffic lights into Greenfield Road. Head straight on for about one mile and you will eventually come across the cemetery on your right.
Enter the cemetery by the first gate and then walk straight across to the far side. Philip is buried in the last section (St.Polans) on the right in Row I – Plot 13. If you have trouble finding the grave try to find one of the attendants who will point you in the right direction

Philips resting place is marked by a memorial stone lying flush with the ground.

The inscription on the gravestone:

“Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas da anam”
can be translated roughly as
“May God give peace to his soul”

A statue, designed by Paul Daly was erected in 2005 in Harry Street in Dublin



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