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Grieving McGregor at funeral of his 'friendly, lovely little auntie Ann'

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Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin arrive for the funeral of his aunt, Ann Moore

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin arrive for the funeral of his aunt, Ann Moore

Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin arrive for the funeral of his aunt, Ann Moore

MMA star Conor McGregor was one of the mourners at the funeral of his aunt who died suddenly last week.

Ann Moore, a sister of his mother Margaret, and a mother of three, died suddenly at her home in Fettercairn in Tallaght last Tuesday.

Her funeral took place in the Church of the Incarnation, Fettercairn, yesterday morning.

Due to restrictions surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak, there were few mourners, mainly close relatives and family.

Absence

A message on the death notice said if anyone could not attend their absence would be fully understood.

Information was also given about the HSE recommendations that no more than 100 people attend indoor events.

Ms Moore's coffin was brought from her home to the church by hearse with family members walking behind.

Conor McGregor arrived in a dark suit with his partner, Dee Devlin, and joined the mourners inside the church.

In recent days he wrote of his shock at his aunt's death, and paid tribute to her.

In a lengthy Instagram post, McGregor (31) revealed that he was due to give a live broadcast to an American television network when he got the news of his aunt's death.

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Ann with the young Conor

Ann with the young Conor

Ann with the young Conor

It is not clear how Ms Moore, whom he described as "lovely" and "friendly", died but her funeral notice described her passing as "sudden".

McGregor wrote alongside a number of pictures with his daughter Croia and other family snaps: "These photos are from the other day at a studio in Dublin's City centre.

"I was to announce to the world my @properwhiskey donation to @Tunnel2Towers. I get a phone call telling me that my lovely little auntie Ann had passed away. I couldn't go live anymore," he added.

"My poor little friendly loving auntie. My mother's sister," he said.

The MMA fighter then expressed his anger at the Covid-19 virus. It is not known if the virus played a role in Ms Moore's death. "This stupid f***ing virus. What the f*** is happening," he said.

McGregor subsequently clarified that his aunt had not died due to a Covid-19 infection, saying: "I am grateful for the kind wishes and sympathy for my Auntie's passing.

"I want to clear up that it has been confirmed she was not a victim of coronavirus.

"As we prepare for her funeral I know that many of us will confront the virus in the weeks ahead.

"As I gather with my family I ask you all to make an extra effort to be there for friends and family during the stressful days ahead."

After the funeral Mass, the remains were brought to Newlands Cross crematorium.

When the cremation ceremony was over, a flock of doves were released into the sky and the children released pink balloons.