Thursday 27 June 2019

Sadness as Glenmore post office closes

Glenmore Post Office
Glenmore Post Office

David Looby

The community of Glenmore was saddened by the recent closure of its post office, marking the end of an era in the village.

The post office was run by Kathleen Hanrahan for a quarter of a century. Many customers called in to wish her well in her retirement in the days leading up to the closure of the green and white post office on the village hill.

A large crowd attended the day Kathleen closed the doors of the post office for the final time. Warm tributes were paid to her, with many people thanking Kathleen and her family for their input into parish life. Tributes were paid to Kathleen, her daughter Ann and to her son Richard.

Cllr Fidelis Doherty said: 'We collectively wish to thank Kathleen Hanrahan and family for their stalwart service for the past twenty six years. It is indeed a big wrench for the local community and a place that will never be filled within the pattern of life for many people. A word of tribute to the former postmistress, the late Mrs Alice Ryan of Glenmore village and previous to that the Fluskey family who were the early providers of An Post services. To Kathleen, enjoy your retirement with good health and to her daughter Ann and her son Richard a heartfelt thanks to you also. At this time we remember persons who worked alongside Kathleen in the years gone by, in particular the late lovely Eileen Durney (née Boyle) of Glenmore who gave Kathleen a supporting hand when called upon.'

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