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Local Guard receives National Bravery Award today

Nov 12, 2021 15:55 By News Northern Sound
Local Guard receives National Bravery Award today
12/11/2021 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN National Bravery Awards Pic shows John Lee who is accepting the award for his father Garda Michael Joseph Lee who was awarded a Silver Medal for rescue of a mother and daughter who had fallen from cliffs near Leenan Fort in Donegal in 1964 being presented with the award by An Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, T.D. at the National Bravery Award at Farmleigh House. The Bravery awards were set up in 1947 to recognise those who risked their lives to save others and are administered by Comhairle Na Míre Gaile  – the Deeds of Bravery Council – which is chaired by Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD. PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLS
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He was the only person in the region to be honoured at the ceremony today.

A local Guard has received a National Bravery Award at a ceremony today.

Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl today at Farmleigh House presented 25 Bravery Awards to individuals who risked their own lives to help people in danger.

There were 17 Certificates for Acts of Bravery, nine bronze medals and six silver medals.

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Garda Michael Joseph Lee from Cavan is the sole recipient from this region and today was awarded a Certificate of Bravery and Silver Medal.

The Ceann Comhairle commended each person's bravery stating these awards aim to celebrate the noblest impulse within a human, to risk their life in order to save another and it is through their actions there are people alive today.

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