River Valley stalwart Jackie honoured at tree planting
A TIRELESS volunteer worker in the local community of River Valley has been honoured for his dedication and support of community events.
The late Jackie (John) Reilly of River Valley was an avid supporter of all organisations within his community, including River Valley Community Centre, St Finian's GAA Club and the Summer Project.
And to mark his memory, a tree planting ceremony took place outside River Valley Community Centre recently.
Residents of River Valley and local community organisations joined together for the memorial service where Fr Des Doyle paid tribute to Jackie saying that the planting of a tree is very appropriate as it will always serve as a reminder to everyone of the contributions he made to his community.
Jackie, who was always supporting events such as pub quizzes, dance groups and fashion shows, passed away in January and was known as a real giant of the community.