A man synonymous with rural life in County Roscommon for the last fifty years will soon retire.
Bernie Kearney is the Western Development Officer with Munitir na Tire.
He is best known from his involvement with Community and Text Alert groups throughout the area including many in County Roscommon.
Bernie was recognised earlier this year for his work when he was awarded the Roscommon Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Fourmilehouse man is not planning on going into full time retirement just yet and will remain involved with numerous community groups.