Adrian O'Hara, Lismore, Co. Waterford who received a Certificate of Bravery for his actions in the rescue of a crew from a fishing vessel in high winds and heavy swell off the coast of Bantry Bay, Co. Cork pictured with his mother, Phil O'Hara, Fermoy at the National Bravery Award ceremony at Farmleigh House in Dublin. (Photo: Maxwells Photography)

25 National Bravery Awards were presented last Friday to individuals who risked their own lives to aid others in peril and amongst those recently awarded were two local men, Fermoy native Adrian O’Hara and Shane Moloney, Doneraile.

A ceremony took place at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin on November 12 where the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD, presented the National Bravery Awards for 2021.

A native of Marian Square, Fermoy, Mr O’Hara who now lives in Lismore, is a winch operator with the Waterford based Irish Coast Guard helicopter rescue 117. Along with his co-workers, they were awarded at the event for their part in the rescue of a crew from a fishing vessel in high winds and heavy swell off the coast of Bantry Bay.

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