One of Mitchelstown’s longest-serving firemen retired this week following more than 30 years of dedicated service.

Micheál Carolan, completed his final shift with the Mitchelstown Fire Service at the brigade headquarters on James Street at midnight last Saturday.

Micheál, whose role has seen him help keep the community safe since 1986, worked his way up the ladder to become one of the most respected fire-fighters in the county. He was promoted to the position of Station Officer in 2000 – a role which he retained for the remainder of his career.

Acting Station Officer Sean Walsh, a colleague of Micheál’s since 1986 said: “Micheál is the embodiment of a dedicated firefighter, setting an example of conduct and leadership for generations to come.

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