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Mum of rock legend Lynott laid to rest in Dublin

The coffin of Philomena Lynott arrives at St Fintan's Church in Dublin
The coffin of Philomena Lynott arrives at St Fintan's Church in Dublin
Philomena Lynott

By Sorcha O'Connor

Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan has said he would like to make a film about the life of Phil Lynott and his "strong" mother Philomena.

He was among mourners at the 88-year-old's funeral held in St Fintan's Church in Sutton, Dublin, yesterday.

"It feels like the end of a story. I'd love to see a movie being made. I would make it, there was a lot of talk about it and we are still talking about it," he said.

Ms Lynott was remembered as a "force of nature" at the funeral Mass. She passed away last Wednesday after a battle with cancer.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr Bryan Shortall, a friend of Philomena's from the Capuchin Order. Her coffin was brought to the seaside church in a carriage pulled by two white horses.

The coffin was brought out of the church as Thin Lizzy's Philomena played, and a round of applause erupted as the lyrics, "If you see my mother please give her all of my love, as she has a heart of gold there as good as God above" rang through the church. Burial took place in St Fintan's cemetery.

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