Rehab Donegal People of the Year Awards presented

The Rehab Donegal People of the Year Awards were presented at the weekend, with 12 people honoured for their inspiration and provision of services to the community.

Among the awards presented on Saturday night were a posthumous award for the late Garda Robbie Mc Callion, who died on duty in Letterkenny last year.

Also honoured was Highland Radio Presenter Shaun Doherty, particulatrly for his support for the Donegal and Foyle Hospices.

Downings native John Carr was honoured, both for his work as INTO General Secretary, and the founder of the Donegal Live event.

Awards were also presented to Angela Tourish in Buncrana, Muriel Perry in Ballybofey, Anthony O'Malley Daly for Ballyshannon, Neil Gallagher in Lifford, Kay Mc Aleavy in Inver and Seamus Harkin in Creeslough for their fundraising and community work.

11 year old Cealan (Keelan) Goan from Bundoran was honoured for his bravery after suffering horrific injuries in an accident, while Eamon Giles of Cranford was honoured for his commitment to the local Athletic Club.

Meanwhile, 2008 winner Alan Doherty who was in hospital in New York and missed the presentation finally picked up his award on Saturday.