End of an era as O’Donnells in Keadue closes

Another local shop and post point in the region have closed.

This time it’s in Keadue, close to the Sligo/Roscommon border, frequented by many from the east Sligo area.

The shop had been run by the Colm and Una O’Donnell for more than 50 years.

It had been a post point for the past 14 years, which meant, that although it wasn’t a full post office, people could collect social welfare payments there and buy items such as stamps.

It became a point point after the post office in the village closed.

Colm and Una are now retiring.

Social welfare payments which could have been collected in Keadue may now be collected in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim; however people may be able to chose Ballyfarnon, Arigna or Knockvicar.

Colm, a former county councillor, says the closure is another example of an ongoing trend in rural Ireland.