Jerry Lynch was part of the Lynch family from North Clare which is steeped in music and tradition. His lovely tenor voice was always a joy to hear and his presence in any room always brought delight to those present.
Jerry passed away on Sunday 29th June and news of his death took everyone by surprise. The Covid-19 restrictions made mourning his passing more difficult for family and friends and those who wanted to sympathise with his grieving family.
Friends like Cormac MacConnell who wrote the song “Silent Night 1915” that Jerry brought to life, and Jerry’s first cousin PJ Curtis who produced his first album, were among those who would loved to have been able to attend the funeral in person but were unable to do so. They both joined Ger Sweeney for a conversation about Jerry for Ger’s Irish programme that is broadcast weekly on Talk Radio Europe.
This picture of Jerry and Cormac was taken in Cassidy’s Bar in Carran in North Clare at a live recording of a special St. Patrick’s Day programme some years ago that was presented by Cormac and the late Pat Costello.