Heroic Kian to be honoured by County Council

Heroic Kian to be honoured by County Council

The 2016 Cathaoirleach’s Awards Ceremony takes place at council chambers on tonight, Thursday at  7pm.


Among those picking up honours will be Ballymahon Community Games; Brendan Doyle, Moydow; Edgeworthstown Development Association; Good 2 Talk, Longford; Kian Johnston, Longford and Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre, Granard.  

Cathaoirleach, Cllr Gerry Warnock will present the awards on the night at council headquarters.

Honouree Kian Johnston (17) is a drummer from Longford town  who was on tour in the United States with Kildare based rock band Dissension Rising when a fire broke out at a house they were staying at.  His heroics actions saved the lives of the other people in the house at the time.

Kian will join the rest of the honourees in the council chambers tonight for a ceremony that will also recognise a number of local people and organisations who carry out tremendous work to improve the community.