VIDEO: Christy Rocks Town Centre At Annual Garda Christmas Collection

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Helping out at the Tralee An Garda Síochána Christmas Collection were, from left: Garda Irene O’Riordan, Christy McCarthy and Garda Patricia Fitzpatrick. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

THE rain poured but spirits soared as Christy McCarthy gave his annual guest performance with Garda musicians on Tuesday afternoon for the annual Garda Christmas collection.

Belting out rock n roll hit after hit, many passers-by stopped to take it all in outside Walsh Brothers Shoes, even though the heavens had opened up. Even God himself couldn’t put a dampener on this event.

This was the 16th annual collection which is done before Christmas by members of Tralee An Garda Síochána.

“The money goes to local charities, the people of Tralee are very generous even though times are tough,” said Sgt Jim Foley.

“It’s a social event for us as well, some Gardaí come in on their day off to help out,” he added.

The proceeds of this year’s collection will be going towards the Kerry Diocese Youth Service so well done to all involved.

Scroll down for a short video of a medley of rock n roll songs from Christy and the band…


Christy McCarthy performs with a backing band in The Mall for the annual, An Garda Síochána Christmas Collection. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.


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  1. Were the musicians here Gardaí & I believe this is done every Xmas with Christy & the Gardai