Thousands have gathered in Limerick to remember the life of the Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who died last week in London.

Fans young and old, many clutching white roses and daffodils, streamed into St Joseph’s church in the city for a public reposal on Sunday.

Hundreds of Munster rugby fans also arrived at the church to pay their respects after their crunch European tie was postponed.

O’Riordan’s voice filled the building as her songs were softly played throughout the service, while photographs of her performing, and one of her with the pope, were placed along the church walls.

A floral tribute beside her open coffin read: “The song has ended, but the memories linger on.”

The public reposal was the first in a series of services to be held before the funeral mass taking place in Ballybricken, County Limerick, on Monday. An inquest into the 46-year-old’s death was last week adjourned until 3 April.