Tickets for 'Remembering Adrian', the major concert in tribute of the late Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, are now sold out.
The public response to the concert which takes place in St Joseph's Redemptorist Church on Friday, January 29 has been amazing and tickets sold out over the Christmas/New Year holidays.
Funds raised by the Remembering Adrian concert will go towards a sports scholarship aimed a young people.
Artists appearing on the night will be The Priests, Liam Lawton, Stewart Agnew, Kathleen Maddy, YouTube sensation Leah Kirwan and St Joseph’s Redemptorist Senior Choir. MC for the night will be RTEs Eileen Dunne.
The event has been described by Caroline Donohoe as “a fantastic tribute to Adrian and a beautiful way for us to celebrate who Adrian still is and will always be to us.”
Because of the high demand for concert tickets and support for the scholarship project, Organisers are now looking at recording the event.
A new Facebook page - Remembering Adrian - has also been created with over 500 likes in three days. The page will update followers on concert information, fundraising etc.
At the launch at St Joseph’s Redemptorist monastery in November, Kathleen Maddy said organising the concert had been a major project but has been made so much easier by a ready willingness from everybody approached.
“It is going to be a major event,” she said “which is only right considering it is Adrian we are remembering. His death shocked everyone in this area to the core and now when we approach people in the community with an event that will honour him, we are pushing open doors.
“We are delighted that Fr Cusack and the Redemptorist Community are allowing us hold the event in the church. I know from our discussions with Caroline Donohoe that this was the
first and only option and we are very grateful for the help, support and involvement given.
“I thank the members of An Garda Siochana led by Inspectors Brian Mohan and Martin Beggy in for their input, support and advice in joining with us to organise this event while they must yet again mourn the tragic passing of a colleague and friend, Garda Tony Golden.
“Most of all I must acknowledge the involvement of Caroline Donohoe in supporting this event and in helping us to identify where Adrian himself would have liked monies raised in Fr Michael Cusack is the Administrator at St Joseph’s and a friend of the Donohoe family.
He said St Joseph’s is delighted to help provide the venue for the concert.
“As Caroline has so eloquently said, Adrian cannot be erased from our minds,” Fr Michael said. “It is important to keep alive everything so precious about Adrian.”
Inspector Martin Beggy, one of the organisers of the event, believes the concert will be a testament to the esteem in which the people of Dundalk and north Louth hold Adrian’s memory.
He agreed that it is a truly beautiful way to remember a friend and colleague.
Inspector Beggy said the support of the people in the community. The people of Dundalk, has been been magnificent.
“The genuine compassion of the community has filtered right back to us and it is so much appreciated,” he said.