Former councillor and prominent businesswoman, Carmel Fay is the Granard Person of the Year for 2012.
Mrs Fay’s nomination had previously been discussed at last month’s monthly meeting of the local authority by Granard Town Mayor, Cllr PJ Reilly.
A formal presentation to Mrs Fay has yet to be made, although Cllr Reilly said it was hoped the north Longford publican would formally accept the honour later this summer.
“The task of selecting the person of the year in Granard is something which is always carried out by the mayor. I just felt Carmel has been to the fore in so many aspects of community life in Granard, that she ultimately deserved this honour,” said Cllr Reilly this week.
The presentation to Mrs Fay is expected to be made at local establishment ‘John V’s’ over the coming weeks.