Honours for Donegal Civil Defence
volunteers from Co Donegal have been honoured with
long service medals by the Government.
The awards were presented in recognition of 30 and
40 years' service in the organisation.
The Donegal volunteers were among almost 300 Civil
Defence volunteers from across Ireland to be
honoured with long service medals.
Donegal recipients included Joe Breslin,
Mountcharles, (30yrs), James Dolan, Stranorlar,
(40yrs); Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad, (30yrs), Hugo
Boyle, Carrigart, (30yrs), Denis Gallagher, Burt,
(30Yrs), John Quinn, Ballybofey, (30yrs), Rose
McNamee, Letterkenny, (40yrs), Jackie McCrudden,
Burt, (30yrs), Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny, (30yrs) and
Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil Defence Officer
The local volunteers were presented with their
medals at Dublin Castle on Friday by Minister of
State at Defence, Paul Kehoe T.D.
Mr Kehoe said he was delighted to honour so many
volunteers who had given invaluable service to their
communities. He pledged that the Government would
continue to support the organisation in its work.
Pictured at the
awarding of Civil Defence long service medals are
back row, from left: Mr. Joe Breslin, Mountcharles
(30yrs), Mr. James Dolan, Stranorlar (40yrs), Ms.
Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad (30yrs), Mr. Hugo Boyle,
Carrigart (30yrs), Mr. Denis Gallagher, Burt
(30yrs), Mr. John Quinn, Ballybofey (30yrs), Mr.
Brian Spain, Director for Civil Defence, Dept of
Defence, Mr. Bill Smith, Director General, Civil
Front row, from left: Ms. Rose Mc Namee, Letterkenny
(40yrs), Ms. Jackie Mc Crudden, Burt (30yrs) Mr.
Paul Kehoe, The Minister for State at the Department
of Defence, TD, Ms Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil
Defence Officer (30yrs), Ms. Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny
County Council cathaoirleach Cllr John Campbell
added: "The contribution that each and every one of
these volunteers makes to their community and to
their county is outstanding. They truly epitomise
what volunteering is all about and I am delighted
that their dedication and commitment to keeping
their communities safe has been acknowledged with
these long service awards."