Lowry team Councillor Evelyn Nevin has commended the recipients of the recent Credit Union People of the Year awards and stated that these recipients serve as proof that volunteerism is alive and well in Thurles and surrounds. The awards night recently held in Thurles, honours those who dedicate themselves selfless to their community.
Councillor Nevin stated;
“I would like to congratulate all 5 recipients of this award namely-Seamus Mangan, Phyllis Kennedy, John Ryan, Joe Tynan and Kevin Kelly. These awards are a small token of appreciation and a nod to the hard work, effort and commitment of all recipients. These are people who have freely and generously given their time, effort and skills to the benefit of the entire community. They are the unsung heroes in our community. In these difficult times it is hugely encouraging to see people continue to devote themselves to various community and voluntary groups. I am continually humbled by the kindness, goodness and decency of people in Thurles and the surrounding areas and it is abundantly clear to me that volunteerism is alive and well in our community.”
“I would also like to give a special mention to Seamus Mangan whom I nominated for this recognition. Seamus is well known for his work with Special Olympics in Thurles and is present every Wednesday, coaching basketball and providing a vital service and facility for those with special needs. He also provides a social, fun outlet by organising discos throughout the year. Seamus gives a mammoth amount of time and effort to Special Olympics. He is a stalwart of the community and this acknowledgement is well deserved. I would like to heartily congratulate Seamus and his wife Margaret.”
“I would also like to commend the Credit Union for honouring those who make such a real difference in our community. All too often these people are not recognised and do not receive the thanks they deserve. To be honoured in this was is a fitting tribute and a testament to the dedication and efforts of all who were recognised.”