Popular Strokestown native, Mr. Johnny Regan, recently retired from Roscommon County Council in his role as General Operative after a marvellous forty years with the local authority. He began in 1967 as a street-sweeper with the council, replacing Mr. Denis Brady, and during the last 25 years worked specifically in Strokestown. He lives in Strokestown with his mother. Friends and family of Johnny’s, along with work colleagues, gathered at ‘Donal’s Bar’ in Strokestown last month to mark the occasion and wish him well in his retirement. Donal Kerins, owner of the public house, made a presentation to Johnny in commemoration of the occasion. Donal told the Roscommon People that Johnny was a very popular and respected Council employee and Strokestown resident. Johnny is a well-known, familiar face around Strokestown and all who know him will wish him well in his retirement and look forward to seeing him in the locality.