Pat is Glanmire's local hero


Pat is Glanmire’s local hero

It’s a write up in Woman’s Way for Glanmire man, Pat Scully, following his selection as ‘local hero’ for his work in the community.

Thursday, 28 February 2013
11:00 PM GMT

Glanmire man, Pat Scully never dreamed that he'd one day feature in a woman's magazine, but that's just what he's done. Pat's been named 'local hero' in the latest edition of the popular Irish magazine 'Woman's Way', for his selfless work in his local community.

Pat, who lives near the Erin's Own GAA complex in Caherlag, was nominated by his neighbour Noreen Keller, who said in her entry that Pat made the community a safer place as he keeps an eye on their houses while they are away, making sure they're safe and sound. Pat also cuts the grass of a neighbour and otherwise looks out for his neighbours, as well as driving for his wife Mary on her Meals-on-Wheels rounds.

Pat is retired from his job as a fitter with John Woods but keeps busy with a range of projects including work with his local church. He was heavily involved in the restoration of the local graveyard, a project which won him and the other volunteers involved a Glanmire Sports, Business and Community Award.

He says he's never won anything in his life and was shocked to hear he'd been named 'Local Hero' by Woman's Way and that he'd feature in the magazine. News of his win has travelled afar, he was told that one local heard it while holidaying in Lanzarote. A modest man, Pat says he's a bit embarrassed by the attention the win has brought, but concedes that it is nice to be appreciated.

Originally from Castlemartyr, he moved to Glanmire when he married Mary over 30 years ago, the couple have two daughters. He likes the community spirit in Glanmire, commenting "We are very close up here, and it's good to get involved in the community, it makes it a nice place to live," he says.

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