Fire Fighter Michéal O’Hara and Gabriel McSharry

 

On 10th December 1997 Fire Fighter Michéal O’Hara and Gabriel McSharry attempted to rescue a woman from the Owenmore River at Manarhamilton, Co. Leitrim.

 

Fire Fighter Michéal O’Hara and Gabriel McSharry were awarded Certificates.

 

Vincent Reynolds and Niall Byrne

 

On the 17th May 1998 six young men went swimming in Strandmill Beach, Sligo. Unfortunately some of them got into difficulty.  Vincent Reynolds and Niall Byrne rescued one youth and attempted to rescue three others.

 

Vincent Reynolds and Niall Byrne were both awarded a Silver medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Joseph Everard, Maire Sheehy and John Pringle

 

On the 16th may 1998 a gunman walked into a First Holy Communion Service in St. Joseph’s Church, Ballymun, Dublin 9 and shot a man and his son.  Garda Joseph Everard was the arresting officer and Maire Sheehy and John Pringle who were on the staff of the school maintained calm and ushered people to safety.

 

Garda Everard, Maire Sheehy and Principal John Pringle were all awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Anthony O’Malley

On the 21st August 1970 Anthony O’Malley and 4 friends went fishing. While out near Creevey Pier, Co. Donegal, the boat hit a wave and washed onto a rock.  All men were thrown from the boat into the Sea. Anthony O’Malley managed to help the others back onto the rock using a rope before being rescued.

 

Anthony O’Malley was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

Garda Ciaran McCarthy

 

On the 19th May 1997 Garda Ciaran McCarthy rescued a woman from the River Liffey, Dublin

 

Garda Ciaran McCarthy was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda James Reidy and Dominic Howell

 

On the 28th November 1997 at about 6.30am Garda James Reidy was on foot patrol when he was informed by a member of the public that a woman was in the River Liffey at Burgh Quay.  When he got to the scene a Mr. Dominic Howell had already entered the water to assist the woman.  Soon Mr. Howell was getting into difficulty himself so Garda Reidy immediately climbed down the ladder and took hold of the woman.  Mr. Howell was able to regain his composure and was able to make his own way to safety.  Garda Reidy then assisted the woman to safety.

 

Garda James Reidy and Mr. Dominic Howell were awarded Silver Medals and Certificates of Bravery.

 

Garda Martin McCabe

 

On the 3rd February 1999 Garda Martin McCabe received a call that a woman was in the Garravogue River, Sligo.  When he arrived at the scene Martin Conlon and Basil Harte were there.  They offered their assistance and brought the woman to safety.

 

Garda Martin McCabe, Martin Conlon and Basil Harte were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Fiona Donovan and Susan Synott

 

On the 27th July 1995 a Youth Group travelled to Dungannon Beach in New Ross, Co. Wexford.  Some of the children entered the water with their Youth Leader but all got into difficulty.  Fiona Donovan, a beach guard who was on duty entered the water along with Susan Synott, a Trained Life Guard and together they rescued three children.

 

Fiona Donovan and Susan Synott were awarded Silver Medals and Certificates of Bravery 

 

Garda John Heavey

 

On the 11th February 1998 Garda John Heavey was on Duty in Drogheda Garda Station when a woman came in and said that a man was in the Boyne River.  He immediately went to the scene.  He entered the water and brought the man to the waters edge where he attempted to resuscitate him.

 

Garda John Heavey was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Michael Power

 

On  21st February 1998 Cahir Garda Station received a call to say that a woman was in the River Suir, Co. Tipperary.  Garda Michael Power, who was in the patrol car went to the scene.  He then entered the water and brought the woman to safety. 

 

Garda Michael Power was awarded a Silver Medal and certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Derek O’Donoghue

 

On the 6th June 1998 Garda Derek O’Donoghue Rescued a man from the River Boyne, Drogheda, Co. Louth who was in difficulty.

 

Garda Derek O’Donoghue was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Sergeant Cyril Meehan, Garda Seamus Ronan, Garda Karen O’Brien and Mr. Noel Hearne

 

On the 7th June 1998 on Rice Bridge, Waterford, Gardai Cyril Meehan, Seamus Ronan and Karen O’Brien were informed by Mr. Noel Hearne that a man intended to endanger his life by jumping from the Bridge.  All four of these people assisted in ensuring the safety of this man.

 

Sergeant Cyril Meehan, Garda Seamus Ronan, Garda Karen O’Brien and Mr. Noel Hearne were awarded Certifcates of Bravery.

 

Ronan Buckley

 

On the evening of 4th February 1996 Anglesea Street Garda Station received a telephone call that a man had jumped into the River Lee.  At this same time Ronan Buckley was walking in the area and after seeing the man, jumped into the water with a life buoy.  He managed to bring the man to safety.

 

Ronan Buckley was awarded a Bronze medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Aidan Maloney

 

On Christmas Eve 1997 Aidan Maloney of saw a car going off Seafield Pier, in Quilty,  Co. Clare, and entered the water and rescued the driver and brought him to safety.

 

Aidan Maloney was awarded a Silver medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Garda Colm Nelan

 

On the evening of 30th April 1999 Garda Colm Nelan of Waterford Garda Station rescued a man who was in difficulty in the River Suire, Waterford. 

 

Garda Colm Nelan was awarded a Bronze medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Andrew Carmody

 

On the 22nd November 1998 Garda Andrew Carmody assisted in the attempted rescue of a woman who had fallen into the water from at the Cross Guns Bridge at the Royal Canal in Dublin.

 

Garda Andrew Carmody was awarded a Bronze medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

Stephen Tonra and Damien Murray

 

On the afternoon of 19th September 1999 Stephen Tonra and Damien Murray from Boyle Co. Roscommon were walking by the River Boyle when they saw a man in the water hanging onto a tree branch.  Both men got into the water to rescue him.  The man made a full recovery.

 

Stephen Tonra and Damien Murray was awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

 

Garda Mark Watters

 

On 16th July 1999 at 11.50pm Garda Mark Watters, while off duty, entered the watter at Grand Canal, Baggot Street, Dublin and rescued a man who was in difficulty.

 

Garda Mark Watters was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Darragh Condon

 

On the evening of 12th February 1999 Garda Darragh Condon rescued a man from the River Fergus, Ennis Co. Clare.

 

Garda Darrah Condon was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Des McEntee

 

On 7th August 1997 Garda Des McEntee rescued a man who had gone swimming but who got into difficulty in the Annah Lake, Butlersbridge in Co. Cavan.

 

Garda Des McEntee was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Garda Joseph Rowley

 

In the early hours of November 5th 1999 Garda Joseph Rowley rescued a youth who had in fact entered the water to rescue his friend.

 

Garda Joseph Rowley was  awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Glen Monaghan

 

On 28th July 1999 Glen Monaghan rescued a man from Peter’s Lake at Swan Park in Monaghan Town.

 

Glen Monaghan was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Paddy Diffley

 

On 6th June 1999 at approx 8.00pm Paddy Diffley went to the assistance of a man who got into difficulty in the River Shannon at Tarmonbarry Village in Co. Roscommon.

 

Paddy Diffley was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

David Wolverson

 

On 30th April 2000 David Wolverson rescued a woman from the River Liffey who had gotten into difficulty.

 

David Wolverson was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Declan Dennehy

 

On 29th April 2000 at approx 1.00 am Garda Declan Dennehy rescued a man from drowning in the River Slaney in Co. Wexford.

 

Garda Declan Dennehy was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Garda Helen McSweeney

 

On 18th May 2000 Garda Helen McSweeney rescued a man from St. John’s River at Railway Square, Waterford.

 

Garda Helen McSweeney was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery

 

Siobhan O’Connell

 

On 22nd July 2000 Siobhan O’Connell rescued a man from the water at Ballydwane Cove, Stradbally, Co. Waterford.

 

Ms. Siobhan O’Connell was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Fire Officers David Garvey, Michael Shanely, Brendan Henry, Kevin McLoughlin, Martin McCaffery and Jim Melly

 

On 1st July 2000 Fire Officers David Garvey, Michael Shanely, Brendan Henry, Kevin McLoughlin, Martin McCaffery and Jim Melly of Sligo Fire Station were dispatched to an traffic incident at Crossboy on the Dromhair Road, Co. Sligo.  They proceeded to rescue the Driver from  his overturned truck in very dangerous conditions.

 

Fire Officer David Garvey was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

Fire Officers Michael Shanely, Brendan Henry, Kevin McLoughlin, Martin McCaffery and Jim Melly were awarded Bronze Medals and Certificates of Bravery.

 

Conor McHugh

 

On 18th September 1998 Conor McHugh (17) in the rescuing of a friend who had gotten into difficulty in the Ashford River, Cong, Co. Mayo.  Conor tragically lost his life.

 

Conor McHugh was awarded a Memorial Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

 

 

Gardai Cathal Daly, Stephen Hogan,  Colin Furlong and Student Gardai Kieran Lynch and Brigid-Marie Hartnett

 

At around midnight on 8th November 1999 Gardai Cathal Daly, Stephen Hogan,  Colin Furlong and Student Gardai Kieran Lynch and Brigid-Marie Hartnett were off duty and were nearby to a scene where Gardai had been called.  Two men had got into difficulty in the River Nore in Co. Waterford.  These officers assisted in the safe rescue of the men.

 

Gardai Cathal Daly, Stephen Hogan, and Colin Furlong and Student Gardai Kieran Lynch and Brigid-Marie Hartnett were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Anthony Cusack

 

On 23rd January 2000 Mr. Anthony Cusack rescued a woman from the Abbey River, Limerick.

 

Anthony Cusack was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Eugene Houlihan

 

On 5th March 2000 Eugene Houlihan attempted to rescue a woman and two children from a car that had plunged into the waters at Tarrea Pier, Ballindeereen, Co. Galway.

 

Eugene Houlihan was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Christopher Dobbins

 

On 1st June 1999 Mr. Christopher Dobbins, then 16 years old, rescued a young child from the River Fergus at Cloughleigh, Ennis, Co. Clare.

 

Christopher Dobbins was awarded a Bronze Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Gardai John Fawl, Michael Burke and Aidan Sweeney

 

On 3rd April 2000 Gardai John Fawl, Michael Burke and Aidan Sweeney rescued a man who was attempting suicide at the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Co. Clare.

 

Gardai John Fawl, Michael Burke and Aidan Sweeney were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Sgt. Sean Farrell and Garda Eamon Gallagher

 

On 11th October 2000 Sgt. Sean Farrell and Garda Eamon Gallagher rescued a woman who had got into difficulty in the River Boyne, Navan, Co. Meath.

 

Sgt. Sean Farrell and Garda Eamon Gallagher were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

 

 

Sgt Michael Flanagan, D/Garda Denise Shaw, Mr. Bill Taylor and Mr. David Ward

 

On 8th September 1999 Sgt Michael Flanagan, D/Garda Denise Shaw, Bill Taylor and David Ward rescued a woman from the waters on Killiney Beach, Co. Dublin.

 

Sgt Michael Flanagan, D/Garda Denise Shaw, Bill Taylor and David Ward were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

D/Garda James Kelly and Maureen Kelly

 

On 3rd November 2000 Off-Duty D/Garda James Kelly and his wife Maureen Kelly were out driving along Sullivans Quay, River Lee, Cork when they seen a Male and Female being swept down the river.  They brought the two to safety.

 

D/Garda James Kelly and Maureen Kelly were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Garda Thomas Kennedy

 

On 25th July 2000 Garda Thomas Kennedy rescued a young girl from the sea at Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

 

Garda Thomas Kennedy was awarded a Silver Medal and Certificate of Bravery.

 

Garda Paul Ryan and Garda Daniel Coholan

 

On 2nd April 2000 Garda Paul Ryan and Garda Daniel Coholan rescued a youth from drowning at Cooperage, Canal Bank, Corbally, Co. Limerick.

 

Garda Paul Ryan and Daniel Coholan were awarded Certificates of Bravery.

 

Sgt. Raymond Shanagher and Garda Niall Fetherston

 

On 12th November 2000 Sgt. Raymond Shanagher and Garda Niall Fetherston rescued a man that had accidently fallen into the River Boyle, in Boyle, Co. Roscommon.

 

Sgt. Raymond Shanagher and Garda Niall Fetherston were awarded Certificates of Bravery.