Five people from the north west have been honoured at the National Bravery Awards in Dublin on Friday.
Garda Pauric Deery and Basil Harte from Sligo both received a Certificate of Bravery for their efforts in rescuing a number of women in separate incidents in the Garavogue River in Sligo.
James Gallagher Sr., Mickey ‘Red Michael’ Gallagher and the late Michael Gallagher, from Donegal also recieved a certificate of Bravery with James Gallagher Snr also recieveing a Bronze Medal for his actions which dates back in the to the 1950’s
While out lobster fishing one night in August 1956, They saw a long, flat bottomed boat arrive into Port Noo, Co Donegal which later capsized leaving 18 men, women and children in the water.
The fisherman managed to save thirteen of the 18 people on the that day.
In total 20 people from all walks of life who have saved someone after posing a risk to their own personal safety were recognised.