Community Worker Honoured for over Two Decades of Commitment to Imogeela Parish

Article By Seamus Whelehan, Photos by Claudia O'Keeffe

Pat Wade (Treasurer) Trudy Daly, Anne O'Neill (Chairperson) and Paddy Daly.

Community Supervisor, Paddy Daly, on Thursday last received a Presentation Vase and several commendations for his service to the Imogeela Parish for almost a quarter of a century.   Since 1995 he has been responsible for managing over 20 workers on community employment schemes in Mogeely, Dungourney, Castlemartyr, Clonmult and Killeagh.  Up to 13 community organisations have benefitted from the worker, who is employed under the Community Employment Scheme.   Up to 100 family and friends, including several representatives from community groups, celebrated Paddy Daly’s 24 year career as a community worker.

Over the years Paddy’s team have helped maintain the entrances to the villages in the Parish, planted flowers and shrubs, and cut grass.  They maintained the GAA pitches in Killeagh, Castlemartyr and Dungourney and helped in the upkeep of Parish Churches, as well as promoting Tidy Towns in the community.  Patrick Wade, a volunteer Trustee of the Government backed CE programme, said Mr Daly has been an invaluable asset to the Parish.  “He was an exceptional man and did more than his duty. He was the go to person if any disaster happened outside of business hours” said Mr Wade.

Paddy Daly officially retired on Friday 21 June. We wish him all the best in his retirement.