Ballymahon woman announced Longford Carer of the Year 2016

Aisling Kiernan

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 Ballymahon woman announced Longford Carer of the Year 2016

Marie Dalton

Marie Dalton from Ballymahon has become this year's Longford Carer of the Year. 

The 81-year-old was bestowed with the accolade during a ceremony at Skelly's in Ballymahon this morning.  

Ms Dalton has cared for her husband Pat (85) for the last 20 years. 

He became diabetic and lost his sight. 

Speaking to the Leader, the Longford Carer of the Year said she was honoured to receive the award. 

"I married Pat for better and for worse," she added. 

"I just take care of him everyday and am very grateful that nothing has happened to him."

For more on this story, see next week's Longford Leader. 

Video footage from the event as well as audio will be uploaded on www.longfordleader.ie over the weekend.