Dungloe nun among recipients of Presidential Distinguished Service Awards

srawardAn Irish missionary nun, originally from Donegal, has been named among this year's recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.

Sr Mary Sweeney, a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny and a native of Dungloe, will receive the award today for her role in coordinating a response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

The awards are presented by the President each year in recognition of hard work and dedication in making a valuable contribution to improving the lives of others.

Sr Sweeney says it is a great honour to be receiving the award: