Funeral arrangements for Waterford's Damien O'Brien (27) announced

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation into the Waterford city assault

Dylan White


Dylan White


The funeral arrangements have been announced for Waterford musician Damien O'Brien who died following an assault in the city earlier this month.  

Damien was a former member of Waterford bands Chimpanbee, No Hot Ashes and Fuse.

The Kilmacow, County Kilkenny, native will be sadly missed by his mother Kathleen, brothers Derek and Christopher, sisters Sandra and Claire, brothers-in-law Aiden and James, sister-in-law Maria, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and his wide circle of friends.

Damien will repose at his Fahee, Kilmacow, residence on Thursday (July 19) from 4-7pm. Requiem mass will take place on Friday (July 20) at 12pm in St. Mary's Church, Ballygunner, Waterford, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Damien was assaulted in Waterford city in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 7) at the junction of John Street and The Manor. He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford and subsequently transferred to Cork University Hospital where he passed away last Friday (July 13).

A postmortem has shown that the 27-year-old died from head injuries, and Gardaí have launched a murder investigation. Anyone with information should contact Waterford Garda Station on 051-305300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.