One man from  Mayo and two from Sligo will be honoured tomorrow at the National Bravery Awards, taking place in Dublin.

In total, 12 acts of bravery will be recognised, with awards to 19 recipients  and one posthumous honour.

Gary Kennedy from Co Mayo will receive a bravery award for rescuing his friend from the sea off Westport in the Summer of 1976.

Also being honoured are Garda Pauric Deery from Sligo, for rescuing a girl from the Garavogue last September, while Basil Harte will receive a bravery award for also rescuing a young woman from the Garavogue in Sligo in February 2017.

The honours are awarded by the Deeds of Bravery Council, which is chaired by the Ceann Comhairle, and was set up in 1947 to provide for suitable recognition by the State of deeds of bravery.

The Council awards Certificates of Bravery, and may award gold, silver or bronze medals.

The awards will take place tomorrow afternoon at Farmleigh House in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

 

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