The funeral of veteran DJ Larry Gogan has taken place in Dublin today.

Larry Gogan

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Earlier this week we learned the sad news that the legendary Larry Gogan had passed away aged 85.

His broadcasting career spanned nearly six decades, as he joined Radio Éireann in May 1961. Larry worked on various projects and did voice overs for adverts before finding his calling as a pop music DJ, and for six years in a row he was named the number one DJ in Ireland.

Larry worked with 2FM for 40 years, presenting his last show in January 2019, before moving to RTÉ Gold.

He’ll best be most known for the very popular Golden Hour while his Just A Minute Quiz also became famous for some of its wrong answers. He was a massive supporter of Irish music throughout the years, and his favourite bands included the Boomtown Rats & U2.

Larry won many awards for his support of championing Irish music and he was also inducted into the IMRO Hall of Fame. He also did many TV programs over the years, including The Golden Hour, Pickin’ The Pops, & Go 2 Show and he provided the commentary for many years on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Tributes

Tributes have been flowing in since his death was announced.

President Michael D Higgins said “Larry had made an indelible impact on Irish music and had an infectious enthusiasm and passion for music of all kinds“.

Director General of RTÉ, Dee Forbes called him “a genuine national institution” and “a gentleman of the airwaves“.

Tonight’s Late Late Show will remember Larry, while radio stations across the country have marked his passing with this tribute.

Larry Gogan will be laid to rest in a private burial after funeral mass at the Church of St. Pius X in Templeogue in Dublin.