Cork concert cancelled following bomb scare at Opera House
Gardaí carried out a search of Cork Opera House this evening after a bomb scare alert.
The alarm was raised around 7pm when a person phoned Anglesea St Garda Station in the city and claimed there was a bomb in the theatre.
Garda rushed to the scene and liaised with theatre management while the search was carried out.
The building was closed to the public while gardaí used a specially trained sniffer dog in the operation.
The theatre was not in use at the time, however up to 800 people were expected to attend a gig by 2ManyDJs which was due to get underway at 10pm.
However management were forced to cancel the concert.
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control 2ManyDJs is cancelled tonight. We hope to reschedule,keep an eye on twitter for more info— Cork Opera House (@CorkOperaHouse) March 13, 2014
Gardaí later confirmed that the bomb scare was a hoax, and said they are investigating the source of the phone call.