prison pitstop Gangster Terry Casey’s horsedrawn funeral cortege stops outside Limerick Prison
The psychiatric hospital is next door to Limerick Prison where a number of Casey’s relatives are currently detained in the D Wing
Terry Casey’s furneral cortege
The funeral cortege of gangster Terry Casey stopped outside Limerick Prison as mourners shouted to inmates, played music, clapped, whistled and released balloons.
The 27-year-old dad of four died tragically at home last weekend and was buried last Tuesday amid scenes of grief in Limerick.
After his casket was taken from Crosses funeral home in a horse-drawn glass-sided carriage, a live-streamed video showed the cortege driving into the grounds of St Joseph’s Hospital.
The psychiatric hospital is next door to Limerick Prison where a number of Casey’s relatives are currently detained in the D Wing.
Sounding car horns as they arrived, the mourners and inmates shouted words of comfort to each other as a number of youngsters and young men climbed on a wall for better access.
Music blasted from car stereos in tribute as the convoy of vehicles made their way from the city centre to Mount St Oliver Cemetery, where Casey was laid to rest.
He grave was festooned with floral tributes and life-sized photographs, with one wreath spelling out the words ‘Boss’ and ‘Brother’.
Other videos show fireworks being fired into the night sky in tribute to Casey, while in another video balloons are released after what sounds like gunshots being fired.
Social media accounts were filled with tributes to the young man and of condolences to his grief-stricken widow Charlene.
His death notice read: “Terry died (suddenly) at his home.”
“Very deeply regretted by his loving wife Charlene, sons Martin and John, daughters Crystal and Katie-Lolita, parents Patrick and Margaret, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.”