Tributes flood in for former owner of The Olympia Theatre

by Rachel Darcy

Tributes have been paid to the former owner of The Olympia Theatre, Gerry Sinnott, who passed away late last week.

Sinnott passed away last Friday in Cairnhill Nursing Home in Bray surrounded by his loving family.

He ran the legendary Dame Street venue for 18 years, and was also an acclaimed director and producer. In 2014, The Olympia held a special night to honour Gerry and his work.

The venue posted a touching tribute to it’s former owner on Twitter in the wake of the news on Friday.

His daughter Fiona also took to Twitter to say that the years her dad spent at The Olympia were some of the best years of his life.

“His years at the helm of the Olympia Theatre were the happiest of his life, and he would be honoured by the tributes paid to him this week,” she wrote.

Gerry’s funeral was held in the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham last Saturday, where a touching mass was held to celebrate his life.

Gerry is survived by his children Tara, Fiona and Shane and his siblings Eileen, Dolores, Therese and Tommy.

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