Fire Service salutes John Gavigan at special function in Ballyshannon

Many tributes to Ballyshannon Fire Station Officer on his retirement

Michael Daly

Reporter:

Michael Daly

Fire Service salutes John Gavigan at special function in Ballyshannon

Ciaran Drummond (right) on behalf of Ballyshannon Fire Brigade making a presentation to John Gavigan on his retirement as Ballyshannon Fire Station Officer, pictured at a special retirement function i

Glowing tributes were paid to John Gavigan last night at a fantastic night in his honour in Dorrian's Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon.

Tall tales and some serious moments were intermingled on a night where's John's contribution as Ballyshannon Fire Station Officer and his contribution at all levels were recognised by colleagues and friends.

Those in attendance heard about John's ability as Fire Station officer, his courage and his great way with people. The Gavigan and Bromley families were well represented on a night where a true gentleman was giving a fitting tribute.

John returned thanks to all and spoke of his admiration for those who served with him over the years and said it had been a real honour to serve his local community.

Further coverage later.