Soldiers back in Longford and help clear snow from around iconic St Mel's Cathedral
Soldiers from Custume Barracks were back in Longford for the third day in succession following #StormEmma and one of the many tasks they completed today was clearing snow from around St Mel's Cathedral, thereby enabling parishioners attend Mass this weekend.
Longford County Council tweeted thanks to the Defence Forces for their help with the clean-up effort and they also mentioned the troops helped transport Brothers of Charity staff, Carers and HSE nurses from early morning to different destinations throughout the County and continued to do so until 10pm on Saturday night.
In all, 120 troops from Custume Barracks assisted local authorities with the clean up effort in Athlone, Longford, Tullamore & Mullingar on Saturday.
Yesterday, (Friday, March 2), the troops were integral to the delivery of meals on wheels and they also helped palliative care nurses and carers to their calls.
Thanks again today to the @defenceforces for their assistance in Longford today. They also transported Brothers of Charity staff, Carers and HSE nurses from early morning to different destinations throughout the County and will continue to do so until 10pm tonight #StormEmma pic.twitter.com/WMhnhVH0CK— Longford Co. Council (@longfordcoco) March 3, 2018
Round up Day 3 #sneachta - 120 troops from Custume Bks assisted local authorities clean up in Athlone Longford Tullamore & Mullingar today & gave support to @HSELive @defenceforces pic.twitter.com/iShCuviEm4— Johnny Whittaker (@Rushveala) March 3, 2018