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Life Governors

 

The Award of Life Governor is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a particular dedication towards the humanitarian goal of saving life from drowning.

No.      Year.     Name & Reason.                                                                 Medal No

1995      Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., Minister of the Environment                      1
1995      Mr Joseph Ainsworth, Chairman- National Safety Council              2
1997      Mr Blaise Treacy, County Manager - Co. Wicklow.                            3
1997      Mr Noel Dillon, County Manager - Co. Cork                                        4
1998      Mr Kevin Weldon, Founding President ILS                                         5
1999      Mr Robert Molloy T.D., Founding Member IWS 1971                        6
1999      Mr Donal Connolly, County Manager - Co. Waterford                        7
2000      Dr Klaus Wilkens, President - ILS Europe & DLRG                            8
2000      Mr. Cartan Finegan, Chairman – National Safety Council                 9
2000      Mr Des Howett, Water Safety Supervisor – NSC                                10
2000        Ms Maureen Kenny, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter – IWS             11         
2000      Mr John Parker, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter – IWS                       12
2001      Mr Noel O'Beara, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                       13
2001      Mr Paddy Phipps, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                      14
2001      Mr Michael Somers, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                   15
2001      Mr Nicholas Corish, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter – IWS                  16
2002      Mr Donal O'Sullivan, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter – IWS                 17
2002      Mr Noel Dempsey, T.D. Minister of the Environment                           18
2003      Mr John Cowman, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                        19 (RIP)
2003      Mr Sean Hennessy, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                     20
2003      Mr Pat Alyward, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                            24
2003      Mr Eamon Doherty, Garda Commissioner Retired                               22 (RIP)
2004      Mr Michael Dalton, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                       23
2004      Mr Pat Costello CEO, National Safety Council                                      25 (RIP)
2004      Ms Eileen Maloney, Founding Member Irish Red Cross                     21 (RIP)
2004      Dr Nenad Javornik, Chief Executive -Croatia Red Cross                     26
2004      Mr Clayton Love Jnr, Deputy Chairman RNLI                                        27
2004      Mr James McGoldrick, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                 28
2004      Mr Seamus Finnan, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                      29 (RIP)
2004      Mr Dave Kenneally, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                      31
2005      Mr Martin Cullen T.D., Minister of the Environment                               24
2005      Mr Frank Nolan, Chairman- Irish Water Safety                                       32
2005      Captain Liam Kirwan, Director - Irish Coast Guard                                33
2005      Dr Anthony Handley, Hon. Medical Officer – IWS                                  34
2005      Mr Philip O'Neill, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                            36
2005      Ms Valentine Kelly, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                       37
2006      Mr Dermot Walsh, Loyal & Dedicated Supporter, IWS                         35
2007      Mr Michael Vlasto, Director Operations – RNLI                                     38
2007      Mr Roger Millward, Chief Executive - STA, UK                                      39
2007        Mr Ron Rankin, President - Surf Life Saving Australia                      40
2007      Mr Jack Mason, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                             41
2007      Mr Dick Roche T.D., Minister of the Environment                                  42
2007      Mr Aidan Byrne, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                            43
2008      Mr Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at Environment                       44
2008      Commodore Frank Lynch, Flag Officer - Irish Naval Service              45
2008      Mr Jack Barry, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                46
2009        Mr Barney O’Reilly, 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                     47
2009      Mr Che To (Patrick) Yeung – President Lifesaving Hong Kong         48
2010      Mr Terence Johnson -  Chairman RNLI Ireland                                    49
2010      Ms. Angela Wynne - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                    50
2011      W Corcoran - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                 51
2011      R. Wickham - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                 52
2011      K. Wickham - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                 53
2011        FOR DISPLAY ONLY                                                                               54
2012      R. McLoughlin - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                            55
2012      M. Murphy - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                   56
2013      M. Cuddihy - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                  57
2013      K. O’Hanlon - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                                 58
2013      M. O’Sullivan - 50 Years Voluntary Service – IWS                               59
2914      Liam Griffin Clare Co Co Water Safety Development Officer              60
2014      Delores O’Sullivan - 50 year voluntary service                                     61
2014      Sonny Condon – 50 years voluntary service                                         62
2014      Tony Lynch – 50 years voluntary service                                               63
2014      Elmar Nolan - 50 years voluntary service                                               64

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