A Castletown man has been awarded the prestigious honour of Laois Carer of the Year,
John Bergin has being caring for his wife, Kathleen for the past five years.
Kathleen has suffered from two strokes and John gave up his job as a paramedic to care for his wife full-time.
A timeless love story
Fifty-four year old John has been married to Kathleen for over 30 years.
They have four adult children; Niamh, John, Laura and Ciara, and one grandchild Liam.
John was very involved with his local club Castletown playing for a number of years and also played for Laois.
A sincere well done to John on being a worthy recipient of this award!