Christy Moore will play a benefit concert for the children of Gaza in Vicar Street in Dublin on Sunday 12th October. The proceeds of the concert will go directly to the Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) which helps children to overcome the trauma they have experienced from the successive military assaults and occupation of Gaza by Israeli forces over recent years. For over twenty years, MECA ( has provided direct support for treatment clinics for traumatised children as well as medical aid, counselling programmes, play centres and libraries. Christy Moore will be accompanied by Declan Sinnott at the ‘Gig for the Children of Gaza’ in Vicar Street. Tickets at €40 are available from Ticketmaster