"One might disagree with his views, but nobody would ever doubt his integrity," said Monsignor John Wilson, who celebrated the mass with Fr Martin Cosgrove and Fr Michael Reynolds. Monsignor Wilson said Liam Cosgrave "loved family, country and faith, he was a patriot in the best sense of the word". The final commendation was given by Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin. The only ornamentation was organist Marie Cruise's rendition of Gabriel's Oboe from the film The Mission during the communion rite.
Afterwards the remains of Liam Cosgrave were borne to Goldenbridge Cemetery in Inchicore where he was laid to rest with his father William T Cosgrave, his mother Louisa and his wife Vera.