The Kilkenny community is mourning the loss of popular taxi driver and musician Gerry Rooney.
Gerry passed away on Saturday at his home in Noremount.
He was a beloved taxi driver in the city, and a drummer in the Kilkenny City and District Pipe Band.
His bandmate Tony Coy says he will be missed by many:
“He was loved by everybody, such a nice gentleman. He had a good word for everybody, and a lovely manner. He was a lovely person. He’s a guy everybody got on with. He was a great musician, very talented. I had a band many years ago, we used to play the pubs scene and Gerry was the drummer with us as well. A great guy, a very talented guy, a funny guy. He was one of life’s gentlemen.”