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Castlerea parish priest says Colm Horkan will never be forgotten

Jun 17, 2021 17:06 By Shannonside News
Castlerea parish priest says Colm Horkan will never be forgotten Castlerea parish priest says Colm Horkan will never be forgotten
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A private mass for the 49-year-old will take place this evening and will be broadcast on Facebook

A private anniversary mass is being celebrated in memory of Detective Garda Colm Horkan tonight as he is remembered on the first anniversary of his death.

The Charlestown native was killed following a shooting in the middle of Castlerea just before midnight on June 17th last year.

The Garda Commissioner has led the tributes to the 49-year-old who has been described as professional, hard-working, supportive, community-focused, and brave

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Fr John McManus is the parish priest in Castlerea and he gave Colm the last rites following the fatal shooting last year.

He told Let's Talk it's a tragedy that will never be forgotten by people in Castlerea and beyond:

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