Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:<br />
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety (right) present Kildare's Philip Keleghan with the IWS Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony including the Seiko Just In Time Award.<br />
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport<br />
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Volunteer of The Year Award<br />
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Mr Philip Keleghan<br />
IWS Kildare would highly recommend Philip Keleghan for “IWS Volunteer of the Year” award. Philip has over 40 years of voluntary service to IWS.  During this time Philip has been an exemplary role model. Philip firstly is an active Water Safety Instructor, instructing classes several times a week from Safety 1 through to the National Pool Lifeguard Award to training the next generation of IWS Water Safety Instructors. He has a great rapour with children, teenagers and their parents that attend Irish Water Safety classes. He is passionate about teaching and passing knowledge on to others. Many thousands have achieved IWS awards with Philips’ teaching, coaching and encouragement.  Philip is  not  only a Water  Safety Instructor  but  is an  IWS Examiner , Swimming Tutor , IWS CFR  Instructor, , Fundraiser , Organiser, Pool Lifeguard Provider   and  previously  Risk Assessor and Sports Referee. <br />
Philip is  an accomplished sports athlete competing in  both the pool and on the beach over the past 40 years, and taken home some All Ireland medals in that time, more recent Philip  has been inspiring others in Kildare to take  up the sport of  Surf Lifesaving in Kildare !.  He is a founding member of the IWS Kildare Surf Lifesaving and Water Safety training facility at Blessingtion Lakes.  At committee level, Philip is currently working to develop an Inland Water Safety and Lifesaving Training Centre at Blessington Lakes. Philip has been a valued member of IWS Kildare area committee for too many years to mention and he is currently the Vice Chairperson and Designated
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Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development (left) and Martin O'Sullivan, Chairman of Irish Water Safety (right) present Kildare's Philip Keleghan with the IWS Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony including the Seiko Just In Time Award.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Volunteer of The Year Award

Mr Philip Keleghan
IWS Kildare would highly recommend Philip...
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