MITCHELSTOWN BIDS SAD FAREWELL TO POPULAR GP
The people of Mitchelstown have this week bid a tearful farewell to a beloved local GP described as a serene, calm and gentle presence and someone who gave his life to his patients and family.
Dr Michael Herlihy passed away on Wednesday, February 22 in the care of his family at home in George’s Street, Mitchelstown and his passing will leave an indelible mark on all the lives he touched over almost 60 years in practice in the town. Michael Herlihy was born on .... .
WORKED REALLY HARD
He graduated from UCC in 1946, and worked in the UK for over a decade in various hospital, surgery and training posts before returning to his beloved Mitchelstown in 1957. Initially setting up a practice by ...... .
OLD FASHIONED PRACTICE
“It was an old fashioned practice, the patient would come and ring the door bell and my mum would go out to them and bring them in. Each person was greeted individually.
“It was not like a modern practice with computers and extensions, when the phone rang my father had to come out of his office to answer it. The number for the surgery was Mitchelstown 259,” he added. Another big difference was the maternity .... .
WORKED SIDE BY SIDE
A doctor in his own right, son Declan joined his father at the George’s Street surgery in 1989 and the two men worked side by side for many years. “My father was a very ...
Friday 2nd March 4:33pm