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As with her previous works, Binchy has the uncanny ability to capture the drama of everyday life so wonderfully and that is what will be greatly missed.
Her husband, writer Gordon Snell, brother William and sister Joan led hundreds of mourners including, Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker, who starred in the screen versions of some of Binchy's books.
Binchy had a best-seller in her first novel, 1982's "Light a Penny Candle," and eventually became one of the most-adored Irish writers of her generation.
The Romantic Novelists' Association, on its 50th anniversary, has presented novelists Maeve Binchy and Joanna Trollope with Lifetime Achievement awards for their contributions to romantic literature.
Binchy is a master at creating colorful supporting characters, so it's no surprise that this book's color goes to the wild Vonni (reminiscent of the teacher in EVENING CLASS).
Fricker stars in the hot-tipped new movie Inside I'm Dancing, and is also starting work on the film of the Maeve Binchy novel Tara Road.
Pauline, best known for her role as Mrs Doyle in the hit TV comedy Father Ted, has proved to have the storytelling powers of Maeve Binchy.
Educated at University College, Dublin (B.A., 1960), Binchy taught school in Dublin from 1961 to 1968.
High Court judge Donald Binchy agreed to vary an injunction order against the broadcaster in light of recent developments.
BORN ARNOLD Schwarzenegger, actor, 1947, HENRY Ford, motor magnate, 1863 KATE Bush, English singer, 1958, above INGMAR Bergman, film director, 2007 MAEVE Binchy, novelist, 2012, above OTTO Von Bismarck, V German chancellor, 1898
Our favourite reads include Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Claudia Carroll, and The Help by Kathryn Stocket.