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Charity Concert in Memory of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe



Charity Concert in Memory of Detective Garda Jerry McCabe – Pat Kearney( Detective McCabes brother in law) , Ann McCabe (Detective McCabes Wife), Ben O’ Sullivan (Detective McCabes Partner), John McCabe (Detective McCabes Son)  and Superintendent Derek Smart. Picture by Sarah Hayes /

A charity memorial concert in memory of the late detective Garda Jerry McCabe will take place on May 26 in the University Concert Hall. The concert will be held marking the 20 year of the death of Detective McCabe.

Detective Garda Jerry McCabe was a member of the Garda Síochána. Detective McCabe was killed in Adare, County Limerick on 7 June 1996, by members of the Provisional IRA, during the attempted robbery of a post office van.

The concert will take place on May 26 at the University Concert Hall at 8pm. The event will be hosted by the Garda Síochána band, the Limerick gospel Choir, Brendan Grace and Oliver Stapleton. Ticket proceeds will go to local limerick charities including ADAPT House, Milford Hospice and the Laura Lynn Foundation.




Speaking at the launch that took place on May 3, superintendent Dereck Smart explained “we want to open this concert to everyone in limerick city, county and surrounding counties to come and celebrate these 20 years, it is very important that we do not forget (Detective McCabe) but it is also very important that we celebrate at this time”.

Also present at the launch were Detective McCabes wife and partner, Ann McCabe and Ben O’ Sullivan. Anne thanked members of the guards for their support, kindness and solidarity over the past 20 years. “My family and I will be delighted to support this concert in every way.  I hope it will be a successful and enjoyable event for all involved”.

Ben O’ Sullivan explained that is always “a day mixed with joy and sadness every time I visit here (Henry St Garda Station). It has been 20 years but it feels like 20 days as it is so fresh in my memories”. Mr O’ Sullivan finished by thanking and congratulating “the organising committee for acknowledging the atrocity that happened 20 years ago, and hosting a concert in the memory of Jerry for the benefit of those who are less fortunate than us”.

Tickets are on sale now at the University Concert Hall.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.