A PUBLIC meeting to raise awareness of the availability of a defibrillator will be held at the River Island Hotel on this Thursday night, December 19, at 8pm.
The meeting will aim to educate the general public that such a service is available mid-way on Main Street and that there are trained operators in every section of the town.
A defibrillator unit has been placed on the wall outside Jackie Reidy's Drapery shop and up to 15 local people are trained in its use should the need arise.
"The meeting is to make the public aware of the presence of the unit and the fact that all these people are available should they be needed.
"We will also be presenting certificates to those who completed the necessary training and we'll be thanking anyone who helped in any way in securing the facility for this central location," said instructor, Eamon O'Connor.
Training is ongoing and anyone who feels they'd like to be involved in volunteering will be welcome on the night.