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Donlon Civil and Building Services in Sligo was founded in 1980 by JJ Donlon. The cornerstone of the company has always been ‘Excellence in Construction’. Over the past ten years, the family-run company has modernised, grown, and been restructured to meet the challenges and needs of the modern workplace. Read more…

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I love this story. Lay down what's bothering you, breath in the fresh air and read this story.

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late.

I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years."

Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing.

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Haha I smelled a rat half way through!!!. A sewer rat, at that! Nobody cries when the bagpipes are played!

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Hope he makes it up the road to us 😝

How cute

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