The death has taken place of Gerry Foran, one of Dundalk’s best known musicians who played with the legendary Paragon 7 showband.
Gerry’s lifelong passion for music began when as a young child he learned to play the guitar with Jim Fergus, a member of the original Merry Macs.
They were enormously successful, playing to packed ballrooms up and down the country and also played in England, Scotland and Germany, playing in the Star Club, Hamburg, made famous by The Beatles.
His love for the stage saw him documenting Dundalk’s entertainment scene in a series of books ‘”Break A Leg” the History of Entertainment in Dundalk and Surrounding Areas’.
He was very proud of his family and delighted that they shared his love of music.