Jamie is a 17-year-old community activist from Ballymun in north Dublin, who became involved in his community from a very early age, developing a love for arts and music through this.
|At the age of 13 Jamie was running community clean ups and music events in his local youth center (BRYR). In just two years he has racked up a whooping 25,000 followers on Facebook for his comedy videos.
In 2013, he met Luke Clerkin (24) through the Never Alone Collective busking for Teenline Ireland. From there began to host events for Teenline Ireland and was involved in the release of ‘Never alone’ – a song written by Luke Clerkin and Gavin Doyle to raise funds for Teenline. In 2015 Jamie won many awards but one stands out among them all, The Rotary International Young Citizen of 2015.
Jamie Harrington, also featured on the photography project ‘Humans of Dublin’, and spoke of a chance encounter which led to him saving the life of a man in distress on a Dublin bridge. The story went viral on social media with Jamie being caught up in both radio and TV interviews across Ireland and the UK including BBC Breakfast Television.
“Are you OK?” the simple question asked of the man on the bridge was picked up by Samaritans as part of their World Suicide Prevention Day Campaign in 2015.
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