Limerick’s La Cucina to honour one-month since passing of Limerick Voice’s Joe Drennan

The Castletroy restaurant has organised a celebration of their recently deceased employee’s life, taking place tomorrow, November 13.

November 13 marks one month since the passing of Joe Drennan, 21-year-old University of Limerick journalism student. The hardworking student was a part-time employee of Castletroy restaurant La Cucina, where he had just finished a shift before he was tragically killed in a hit-and-run on October 13.

To honour a month since his passing, the restaurant announced a celebration of his life in a post on Instagram.

The post read: “This Monday the 13th will be a month since Joe tragically passed away, he is missed terribly and we would love for you to help us remember him by taking part in our “Celebration Day” for Joe.”

Continuining on, the post explained how they intend to celebrate him: “Joe loved white roses so we would love our customers to leave a white rose on the bench outside for him, we will all be wearing white on the day, playing his favourite music (his Berlin playlist) and featuring his little ‘Meow’ drawings he used to leave around the place.

“We will be collecting on the day for a fundraiser very close to Joe’s heart (Gay Community News) so we hope to see you on the day.”

A fundraiser page has also been set up on Instagram to raise funds for GCN.

The Secret Garden Florist in Castletroy Shopping Centre will have white roses available to buy individually, with the restaurant noting that “any white flowers would be lovely too.”

A man in his late teens has been arrested for the collision which killed Joe Drennan and left two others injured. More information will be released on this as the case develops.

To donate to La Cucina’s GCN fundraiser, visit their Instagram account here, or to donate directly to the organisation, visit their website here.

La Cucina operates at University Court, Castletroy, from 8am to 9pm.

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