I am truly devastated to advise that McCormack’s Store was destroyed by fire in the early hours of today (Thursday 1st March). No information has yet been shared as to the cause but everyone is safe.
As at 9am, firefighters were still dealing with the aftermath and the road remained blocked in both directions. In addition, further snow during the night has created further challenges and the N52 was in a very poor state despite the efforts of the council gritters.
My thoughts – and I’m sure yours too – are with John, his father Sean and the McCormack family at this difficult time.