James Quinn, First Responder
From Longford Town, County Longford, he talks about his passion, first Aid, and Community
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Connolly Crescent Longford Town, Have always lived there never moved away,
Parents John Donohue, and Helen Greene ‘Water Street Longford Town’ my mother is no longer with us, sadly Rip. Father is from abbeyfield county limerick, originally, moved here through the Army, a few from Limerick have done the same, came here through the Army, and settled down, there is a few still in e...x Army in Connolly Crescent, I have four brothers and one sister.
I was schooled in St Joseph’s then to St Michaels and the Templemichael secondary, I went to work straight away after.
My first job, was working for James Connolly and his business of Microwaveable products, he was just setting up at the time also, that factory is still going I believe Waveware.
Worked in a few places since in a variety of positions, but I was always helping my dad out. Whom has his own business of plumbing and boiler services, which he still has, over thirty years now. I was always helping out, I started to get my own customers, I thought why not do it myself.
Got all my qualifications and cert, in Portlaoise course for boiler servicing repairs
For Oftec certification, also have Blue flame certification on completion of course. As of November last year I have gone out on my own, and its growing steadily all the time, we still help each other out my father and I, if we have to much work on, he wishes me the best, not upset at me, enough work for everybody in that field.
I cover all of county Longford, have done many jobs else where, for friends and friends of friends out side of County in Dublin Cavan else where, but I mainly only service all of Longford.
In my spare time, I have started a new hobby me and friends, kayaking, messed around with last year, but we took to it like ducks to water, and love it, every other week if we are free, we head for Clondra and do a run for 12-14 kilometer, which we do cruising for four hours roughly. This year we hope to do a lot more, and we are looking to get all our own equipment, and it’s a big untouched resource in County of Longford is the like of them sports.
I have one Son, Oran Mallone, who’s in a band, the Druids, they won a local competition that’s hotly contested, youth factor they came out as band.
Hes a guitarist started in School Of Rock, Shane Crossan ran School Of Rock, he did in Local School, Templemichael, same school I went to. They say gift s like that skip generations, my father, played acoustic guitar, he must have got that form him, but I do love my music, and its funny the music he plays now with his band the Druids is the music I listened to when I was a teenager, Nirvana Stripes Kaiser chiefs.
Left me with
Never be some who can’t
Always be someone who can
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