After 40 years of service to Letterkenny Credit Union Colm Ferry has retired.
A celebration to mark the occasion was held in McGettigan’s Hotel. Current and former staff members and Directors of Letterkenny Credit Union turned out to give him a well-deserved send-off.
Also attending were representatives of his other loves, Fianna Fail, Knights of Columbanus and Letterkenny Heritage group.
Fellow staff members Gordon Randles, Gail Griffin and Fintan Dawson spoke glowingly of his commitment to the Credit Union and service to its members.
Eugene O’Boyle spoke on behalf the Credit Unions present and past Directors and remarked that without Colm’s input in the early years of the Credit Union it would not have thrived and evolved into the successful union it is today.
The part of the evening that Colm really enjoyed was the speeches from former Letterkenny political representatives Victor Fisher and Dr. Jimmy McDaid. Victor said he never lost an election with Colm Ferry by his side. Dr McDaid said he was honoured to be here tonight and celebrate with his close friend and supporter Colm Ferry. In every election he contested he said Colm was ready to help support the campaign in any way he could. In particular Dr McDaid recognised the enormous amount of local information and knowledge he gave him to help and assist him in delivering for the people he represented.
Presentations were made to Colm by the staff and Board of Directors & oversight committee members of LKCU. Letters were also received from the Irish League of Credit Unions and TD Carlie McConalogue marking his commitment to both organisations. A great night was had by all.