AUTHOR Emma Hannigan had a special message for her children as her final words were read out at her funeral today.
The service, which took place at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church in Dublin, was officiated by Fr Gerry Byrne, who supported Hannigan during her cancer battle.
Reading out a speech the 45-year-old wrote before her death, he relayed a message to her children, Sacha and Kim.
“Keep dancing both of you,” she said.
“Keep having fun, be careful won't you?”
Emma’s children were joined at the funeral by her husband Cian, parents Philip and Denise, her brother Timmy and sister-in-law, Hilary.
Recalling a life during which she said she was surrounded by a loving family and friends and never felt lonely, her piece added: “I have no regrets, only that I have to leave right now.”
Hannigan was laid to rest at Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankill.
The author revealed less than three weeks ago that she didn’t have long to live after battling cancer 10 times.
Following an outpouring of support after she revealed her news, Hannigan encouraged wellwishers to donate to breast cancer Ireland.
Her appeal has so far raised over €125,000.