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Murder of Robert Sheehan, Bunratty, Co. Clare on the 2/9/12

Robert Sheehan

Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to the murder of Robert Sheehan that occurred in the early hours of Sunday, the 2nd September 2012. 

At approximately 3.45am twenty one year old Robert Sheehan was shot and fatally wounded outside the Bunratty Castle Hotel in County Clare.  Robert was attending his older brother’s wedding when two men dressed in dark clothing, drove into the car park and shot him several times.

The gunmen left in a large dark coloured car towards the Shannon / Clonmoney areas.

The following day, Monday,  the 3rd September, Robert Sheehan died at the Midwestern Regional Hospital in Limerick.


• Gardaí are appealing to anyone in the vicinity of the Bunratty area between 6pm on Saturday, the 1st September and 3.45am on Sunday, the 2nd September to come forward.

• A large dark coloured car was used by the gunmen, this car exited the car park in a westerly direction towards Shannon /Clonmoney.

• A Crime stoppers reward exists for information critical to the investigation.

• Any delivery vans or employees of various outlets that were open for business in the early hours of Sunday morning should come forward with any information they may have.

• Information on those responsible for this murder or any other information that may assist the investigation.

Gardaí at Shannon Garda Station are investigating                Telephone 061 365900