Rename Cork International Airport to Cork Rory Gallagher Airport sign now

Ireland has traditionally lauded her favourite sons and daughters, especially those involved in the performing arts.

Rory Gallagher (1947 1995) was Irelands first true international rock and roll star and was revered not only for his supreme musicianship and talent as an entertainer but also for his integrity as an artist and overwhelming humility as a person. He could bring together people from across religious and political divides in joyous celebration of peace through music and that music is as vibrant and exciting today as it ever was. His career spanned 30 years from the showbands; through Taste, one of the biggest bands in the world in the late 60s and then a successful solo career until his untimely death in 1995. He is still greatly mourned by his millions of fans worldwide.

A national memorial to Rory in Ireland is long overdue. Rory lived for many years in Cork. He bought his trademark Fender Stratocaster guitar in the town in 1963 and played it almost every day until he died. He was known and loved by the local population and its a love that is still very evident today. He is still regularly honoured as a favourite son with tributes in the city but there is now a case for a more permanent monument. We feel that there would be no better way to keep his name and spirit alive across the world than by petitioning the relevant authorities to rename the existing Cork International Airport to Cork Rory Gallagher Airport. The airport continues to undergo a huge programme of redevelopment and expansion so a popular name change at this time could only enhance the success of the new facilities.

Airports bring people together. Rorys talent and humility still does.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 February 20161000. Hans N
    I support this petition
  • 17 February 2016999. Bruno O
    Rory deserves really this honor
  • 16 February 2016998. Donal D
    I support this petition
  • 10 February 2016997. Francisco Bell
    I support this petition
  • 08 February 2016996. Steven R
    Beautiful man, beautiful music, damn sexy guitar.
  • 03 February 2016995. Fortunato Garciabragaf
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016994. Peter B
    DO IT!!
  • 01 February 2016993. Paul B
    Rory was our greatest musician. Amazingly authentic. A proud son of Cork.
  • 27 January 2016992. Vishal G
    Rory is real hero for me so i appreicate and and a great respect RIP...
  • 25 January 2016991. John A
    Rory, so good, incredible talent
  • 21 January 2016990. Elwyn C
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016989. Antoine Larson
    I support this petition
  • 21 January 2016988. Martin M
    This should have been done a few years ago
  • 14 January 2016987. Eoin L
    Name everything after Rory!
  • 11 January 2016986. Paul M
    Aye
  • 11 January 2016985. Dwayne H
    I support this petition
  • 21 December 2015984. John R
    I support this petition
  • 15 December 2015983. Sergey M
    Do it!
  • 04 December 2015982. Paul H
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015981. Bart A
    Not only was Rory Gallagher a unique artist and legendary guitar player, he was also a 100% Irishman who cared deeply for his audiences all over the world, but especially for the one in his homeland. Unafraid to play in - at that time - pertinently danger
  • 23 November 2015980. Marko M
    One of the Best most underrated guitar players of all time!
  • 20 November 2015979. Kevin P
    I support this petition
  • 10 November 2015978. Donna H
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015977. Brad S
    I support this petition
  • 25 October 2015976. Zahar Henry
    He served it!
  • 23 October 2015975. Grace B
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015974. Marius M
    Rory Lives!

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Petition target:
Dublin Airport Authority/Cork City Council

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