Michael Gallagher, the postman from Donegal who is known as Mickey the Post, and who is also an amateur weatherman, is hanging up his postbag after 48 years service.
From the parish of Glenfinn, Michael started working with the postal service on 13th September, 1967, at the old Marley’s P & T Office in Cloghan, and will be officially retiring from the same Post Office that he started in, on 17th August this year.
Michael grew up along with his brother, Dave, on a small farm in the townland of Ardlaghan and went on to the national parish school of Teevogue in 1955.
He then went on to study at the old Vocational School which existed at the time in Stranorlar, until June, 1967.
Michael started out delivering the post on a second-hand bike his late father, Charlie, and his mother, Mary Bridget, bought for him at a cost of thee pounds and seven shillings.
Times were very tough and as Michael will remember, there wasn’t much money around.