A teenager from Dungarvan has been honoured after he dove into a harbour and saved a woman from drowning during Storm Desmond.
16 year old Dylan Murphy jumped into the seas on December 22nd when he was alerted by a colleague that a 22 year old woman had fallen into the harbour.
He is the first person in 125 years to be recognised with the Cathaoirleach award for bravery in the town.
Dylan has been speaking about the events when he found out the person was in the water.
"My first reaction was to strip down into my boxers. I grabbed the nearest lifebuoy and jumped in and started swimming towards her. By the time I got to her she had gone underwater. I picked her up but she was in shock, she was just frozen inside. I tied the rope around her hand because she wasnt able to grab onto the lifebuoy. James and Mick (two colleagues) starting pulling the rope in and I swam behind her."