John McCabe, Seamus Mulligan and Patricia Dempsey. Photograph: Joe Buckley

OVER 300 Christmas dinners were delivered by Gardaí in Shannon as part of their annual festive initiative.

Gardaí in Shannon teamed up with the Shannon College of Hotel Management and local businesses to deliver over 300 Christmas dinners to senior citizens in Shannon, Sixmilebridge, Newmarket-on-Fergus and Cratloe.

Shannon College of Hotel Management cooked the meals over three days when local Gardaí were on hand to deliver them to very appreciative senior citizens.

*Sergeant Seamus Mulligan, Bridget Curran and Siobhan Ryan. Photograph: Joe Buckley

Sergeant Seamus Mulligan told The Clare Echo, “It’s that time of year again when the party season is beginning to get into full swing and Christmas cheer is all around us. Gardaí in Shannon are trying to bring some of that cheer into the homes of many of the senior citizens living in the Shannon area”.

He explained, “This initiative began during Covid 19 when the Shannon Garda Senior Citizens Christmas Party had to be postponed due to successive lockdowns. Following Covid and the resumption of the parties it was decided to continue with the meal deliveries due to its popularity. Gardaí are delighted to be involved in this community effort which would not be possible without the many contributors, Shannon College of Hotel Management, TY students, local national schools, Shannon Municipal District and many others”.

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