Congratulations to Linda McAuliffe and the students of the Kerry ETB Radio Broadcasting and Digital Journalism Course who came away from the IMRO Awards with a Gold in the Short Feature Category, and a Bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation Category, for their innovative feature on the sounds of Kerry, called ‘Cluas Ciarraí’.
Their series, about the sounds and soundscapes of County Kerry, was inspired by students Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó’Cinnéide – who are both visually impaired and who successfully completed the course this year.
Millstreet was also represented by Joanne O’Riordan who was nominated for her podcast on RedFM, and Ed Smith was there also with TodayFM.
The IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation) Awards were held on Friday at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.
C3 Short Feature
GOLD: Cluas Chiarraí Radio Kerry
SILVER: Every Road has a Cross to Bear LMFM
BRONZE: Finding Your Tingle – The Francie Boylan Show Ocean FM
D5 Digital & Social Innovation
GOLD: Gift Grub 2.0 Today FM
SILVER: Are you Watching on the Radio? Ocean FM
BRONZE: Cluas Chiarraí Radio Kerry
Way back in May when Cluas Ciarraí was in its infancy, Linda and the group were on Radio Kerry talking about the project. Give it a listen:
— Kerry ETB (@KerryETB) October 5, 2019
Little did I know when I sat at my booth in RedFM 9 months ago I’d be shortlisted with the Big Red Bench. Thanks @Haganator and @ciaranoregan for the craic and dealing with my diva demands 😜 #IMRO19 pic.twitter.com/Lflq5UT7gg
— Joanne O’ Riordan (@JoanneOR_Ox) October 5, 2019