Gardai on song for street charity collection

TRALEE gardaí swapped their cuffs and notebooks for collection buckets and instruments on Tuesday as they held their annual charity street collection and carol singing session.

The collection, which raises money for various local causes, is a long standing tradition in Tralee and every year the local members of the force join local musicians and various characters from the streets of Tralee for a lively afternoon of music and craic.

On Tuesday afternoon the gardaí and musicians took up their spot outside Walsh Brothers Shoes on Bridge Street and spent three hours performing festive favourites, carols and classic rock and roll.

As ever, a key part of the proceedings was Christy McCarthy, known to all in Tralee for his love of sing songs and street singing, who led the gardaí through a number of well known up-tempo numbers.

Christy soon drew a crowd and by the time his set ended there were close to a hundred shoppers watching on.


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