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Mayor of Limerick City and county Council, Francis Foley held a Mayoral Reception in the Council Chamber, Merchant’s Quay for the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Limerick Unit Mayor of Limerick City and county Council, Francis Foley held a Mayoral Reception in the Council Chamber, Merchant’s Quay for the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Limerick Unit

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Order of Malta celebrates 75 years of service to Limerick

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Order of Malta celebrates 75 years of service to Limerick. Mayor of Limerick City and county Council, Francis Foley held a Mayoral Reception in the Council Chamber, Merchant’s Quay for the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Limerick Unit. Picture: Keith Wiseman

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps recently marked 75 years of service to the people of Limerick City and County with a Mayoral Reception

Order of Malta celebrates 75 years of service to Limerick
Order of Malta celebrates 75 years of service to Limerick. Mayor of Limerick City and county Council, Francis Foley held a Mayoral Reception in the Council Chamber, Merchant’s Quay for the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Limerick Unit In recognition of its members, past and present. Picture: Keith Wiseman

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps recently marked 75 years of service to the people of Limerick City and County with a Mayoral Reception kindly hosted by Mayor of Limerick City and County Council Mayor Councillor Francis Foley on Friday, May 5 in City Hall.

A scroll was presented by the Mayor to Jim Keogh Officer in Charge. The Mayor thanked the unit for its tremendous and dedicated service to the people of Limerick at the many civic, social and sporting events covered by the unit. He particularly thanked them for the many volunteer hours  during the Covid 19 pandemic by delivering lunches to children from schools, medication collection for those cocooning from the virus as well as transporting many individuals to hospital appointments, vaccination clinics and for covid 19 testing.

Jim says “It is a great honour for our members to be recognised for the many hours of voluntary service to the community. I am very proud to lead such a dedicated group of volunteers.”


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Another major milestone was marked on the evening where the Mayor presented Tom Hanly, a lifelong member of the Ambulance Corps with a scroll to mark Tom’s 64 years of service. An incredible achievement by Tom. He joined as a Cadet at the age of 10 and has continued to volunteer with the Limerick Unit ever since. He rose through the ranks having been Officer in Charge of both the Limerick and Shannon Units as well as serving as Regional Director and rising to Assistant Director. Tom remains active to this very day by carrying out many community care activities as well as delivering life-saving training to many industry and community groups. A fitting tribute to a gentleman that has given so much time to help others.

Sunday, June 4 saw the Ambulance Corps host a Thanksgiving Mass in St. John’s Cathedral to mark 75 years.

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