This afternoon, Ballylongford is remembering its native son, the late Detective Garda Jerry McCabe, to mark the 20th anniversary of his killing by the IRA.
A plaque is being unveiled in memory of the father-of-five who was gunned down during an attempted robbery of a post office van in Adare.
The events begin at 2pm when the Garda Ceremonial Unit will march from the Church Grounds to the house on Bridge Street where Detective Garda McCabe grew up.
Among those who will be speaking is his widow Ann, who will be accompanied by their children and other members of the McCabe family.
The Assistant Garda Commissioner for the Southern Region is also expected to be present on the day, while it is also hoped that Det Garda McCabes’s former colleague, Garda Ben O’Sullivan – who was seriously injured in the Adare shooting – will also be there.
Following the speeches, a plaque will be unveiled in memory of the late Detective Garda.
The plaque is a joint effort between the Garda Representative Association, Kerry County Council and St Paul’s Garda Credit Union.
Garda Omar Fitzell is among those organising the event.