His funeral service was broadcast this morning. It was the next best thing to a stae funeral, but quite low-key, dignified and family-oriented, with mainly instrumental music played on the uilleann (bag)-pipes, organ and cello.
Yes, he was given the full honours of the Irish State. Yet, it was very low-key. They just had the instrumental music and no choir. The cello and uilleann pipe duo was quite amazing. It was very touching, as the traditional music really got to you. The readings were by members of his family. A friend, who is a poet, gave a personal eulogy towards the end. It was all very simple and unassuming, like the man himself. I'm sure that's the way Seamus would have wanted it.