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At the recent relaunch at Henry Street Garda Station, Chief Superintendent Derek Smart and Superintendent Andrew Lacey dusted off their electric guitars to help organisers promote the Heroes Rock event in aid of Little Blue Heroes

“Some of the best musical talent Ireland has to offer” takes to the Dolans stage for ‘Heroes Rock’ charity gig in aid of Little Blue Heroes this Friday, February 16

"Some of the best musical talent Ireland has to offer" takes to the Dolans stage for 'Heroes Rock' charity gig in aid of Little Blue Heroes this Friday, February 16
The ‘Heroes Rock’ charity gig in aid of Little Blue Heroes takes place this Friday, February 16 at Dolans

Gardaí in Limerick have taken to the stage to promote the  “Heroes Rock” charity gig in aid of Little Blue Heroes Foundation at Dolans Warehouse on February 16, 2024.

At the initial launch of the event at Dolans in November, organisers were joined by Horary Garda Noah Quish and his family. Sixyear-old Noah is a Limerick Little Blue Hero who bravely faces significant health issues; He and his family have been part of the Little Blue Hero family since 2019.

Noah put medical issues aside to help launch the event, and to make the photographers earn their shots! The purpose of the event is to raise funds to help support seriously ill children similar to Noah across Ireland.


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At the recent relaunch at Henry Street Garda Station, Chief Superintendent Derek Smart and Superintendent Andrew Lacey dusted off their electric guitars to help organisers promote the event, although we are not sure that they will make to cut to perform on the night! 
Chief Superintendent Derek Smart said,  “ This event is another excellent initiative which is being run in support of the fantastic work of the Little Blue Heroes Foundation, who support those who find themselves in time of need”

Some of Ireland’s most talented musicians will take to the Dolans stage to raise funds for Little Blue Heroes

Superintendent Andrew Lacey added, “An Garda Síochána Limerick are delighted to be involved in this huge charity event that takes place next Friday night in Dolans Limerick in aid of Little Blue Heroes. 

“The generosity of the artists, organisers and venue staff in terms of time and enthusiasm indicates how special a night this will be. The Little Blue Heroes Foundation does inspiring work to help families of children with serious illnesses in Ireland and they rely heavily on events such as next Friday to provide life altering supports.

“Bands performing as part of an incredible lineup on the night include The Yardarm Dawgs, Dublin-based Trouble Pilgrims, Ennis’ Thiz Lizzy, Reverse the Hearse, The Outcast Crew from Portlaoise, and Parliament Square.

“Having six quality bands all play in the once venue is fantastic and a treat for all rock or music enthusiasts,” Superintendent Lacey added.

Attending the relaunch Chief Superintendent Smart and Superintendent Lacey recommitted Limerick Garda personnel to helping promote and fundraise for the Little Blue Heroes Foundation, which is closely associated with An Garda Síochána. 

Inspector Noel Barry said, “Garda members and Garda staff in Limerick have witnessed first-hand the work of Little Blue Heroes Foundation, and the impact it has on the lives of serious ill children and their families. The foundation not only provides financial support to families, it also provides a unique relief and distraction to these children in the form of a close relationship with An Garda Síochána and their assigned Garda Buddies. 

“This gig is our way of raising awareness and some vital funds for Little Blue Heroes Foundation. We hope people get on board for a great charity and a great night out”

Garda Staff John Talbot said, “The gig at Dolans on the 16th February next showcases some of the best musical talent Ireland has to offer. Each band has kindly volunteered their time and talent, as have Dolans Warehouse in support of Little Blue Heroes Foundation. 

“With six bands over the course of the evening, there is something for everyone. With amazing raffle prizes throughout the evening, this will be a night to remember for years to come.”

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