Official Petition to Rename Cork Airport after Rory Gallagher

Brigitte 'Bibi' Lehmann
Brigitte 'Bibi' Lehmann Brussels
4,177 Signatures Goal: 15,000

The target is set to 15.000 signatures…but If we take into account the 10.835 signatures of the ‘old’ petition until October 2014, we’re almost there…!


Petition to Rename Cork Airport after Rory Gallagher

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

Rory Gallagher (2nd March 1948 – 15th June 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 show bands; through Taste, one of the biggest bands in the world in the late 60s and then a successful solo career until his sudden death in 1995. He is still greatly mourned by his millions of fans worldwide.

A national memorial to Rory in Ireland is long overdue. Although he was born in Ballyshannon/County Donegal, the Gallagher family moved, first to Derry City, where his younger brother Dónal was born in 1949, and then to Cork, where the two brothers were raised and where Rory attended the North Monastery School. Rory lived for many years in Cork. He bought his trademark Fender Stratocaster guitar at Crowley’s Music Centre in 1963 and played it almost every day until he died. He was known and loved by the local population. It is 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. 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”.

Music has always played an important part in Cork. To date, Rory Gallagher remains Cork’s most prolific R&R recording artist. He has sold more than 30 million records. These days, young people all over the world discover his music and the Rory Gallagher fan legion is growing day by day.

Renaming Cork Airport could perfectly fit in the ambitious initiative to increase international visitors to Cork. It will bring publicity, increase business and make many people happy - a win-win opportunity for all players! There is a worldwide need for Rory Gallagher’s ultimate “international symbol”. Not only would the name change give great artist recognition for Rory’s achievements internationally but it would also give Cork Airport recognition worldwide. Cork Airport needs an identity!

Liverpool has its "John Lennon Airport". CORK should have its "RORY GALLAGHER AIRPORT". Please sign the petition: Rename Cork International Airport to “CORK RORY GALLAGHER AIRPORT”…it’s free! Rory deserves this!!!

Airports bring people together. Rory’s talent and humility still does.

Thank you all for your support!

Brigitte ‘Bibi’ Lehmann

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoryGallagherVideoPage

Website: http://www.rorygallagherairport.com/

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&v=omejc2GgC-Y

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Highlights

July 18
I love Rory and he was one of the most criminally underrated guitarists/musicians of all time and he deserved recognition for all the amazing music he has brought to this world, and people certainly need to know what he's done and how many hearts he's entered
July 18
I have been a fan of Rory's for 47 years or more. Naming Cork airport after Rory is a great Tribute to a true Irishman. A man that Ireland should be proud of.
July 18
Why not? Belfast honours it's most famous son by naming an airport after George Best. As Cork can legitimately claim Rory it would be a great idea.
July 18
You cannot explain the influence on Irish Culture that Rory had. He deserves to be eternally memorialised like John Lennon was in Liverpool. Music would not be as great without Rory
July 18
An Irish Legend who dos'ent get the recognition he deserves in a world of talentless celebrities
July 18
Can't wait to book my flight from Liverpool John Lennon to Cork Rory Gallagher!
July 18
I will happily make a new Rory sculpture for Cork Airport!!
June 22
One way ticket for Cork Rory Gallagher Airport, please!
June 22
Saw Rory for first time in Glasgow 1973, first time I felt extremely proud to be Irish.
June 22
So deserved - he loved Cork and made it his home.
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