Philomena Lynott

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Philomena Lynott
Born(1930-10-22)22 October 1930
Dublin, Ireland
Died12 June 2019(2019-06-12) (aged 88)
OccupationAuthor, hotel manager
Children3, including Phil Lynott

Philomena Lynott (22 October 1930 – 12 June 2019) was an Irish author and businesswoman. She was the mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. She was known for her autobiography My Boy. It documented the relationship between her and her son. She was the proprietor of the Clifton Grange Hotel, Manchester.[1]

Lynott criticised the US Republican Party for using Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" as a promotional song.[2]

Lynott died on 12 June 2019, after suffering from lung cancer, aged 88.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Taylor, Paul (28 February 2011). "Phil Lynott's mother recalls exciting days in Manchester". Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. "Thin Lizzy Singer Would Have Objected to GOP Using Band's Music, Mom Says". Rolling Stone. 4 September 2012. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/thin-lizzy-singer-would-have-objected-to-gop-using-bands-music-mom-says-20120904. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. "Phil Lynott's mother Philomena has died aged 88". RTE. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  4. "Thin Lizzy fans pay tribute as Philomena Lynott passes away". Irish Mirror. 12 June 2019.