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Cathy Keane.

Cathy Keane.

Cathy Keane.

While the serious nature of the COVID-19 coronarvirus has left the entire world shocked and Ireland prepares itself to go into lockdown people in the Enniscorthy area have begun to rally together to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are protected.

Local actor, Nic Furlong, was one of the first people in the area to adopt a pro-active approach to countering the virus and posted through his social media page his willingness to help people in the community.

Commenting to this newspaper he said he made 10 trips in one day last week but was very happy to do so.

'Once a person contacts me [by email] I ask for their number and I call them straight away,' he said.

Over the last few days he has made trips from Gorey to Kilmore Quay and many other locations in between.

Nic can be contacted through his Facebook page or through nicholas070@gmail.com.

As he did on his social media post Nic is asking people to contact him if they, or someone they know, is in need of assistance.

'If there are any older people, or you know of any who are stuck or are going to be stuck for tablets, groceries or anything at all over the next few days please let me know,' he said

'I have a car and a van and I will be free to help in the Wexford, Gorey or Enniscorthy areas and surrounding towns an villages,' he added.

Cathy Keane, from County Wexford Heritage Tours, is also helping people.

Describing the current climate as 'unprecedented' Cathy told this newspaper that wants people to contact her if they know of anybody in high risk categories who need help through 087 3299900.

Enniscorthy Guardian