Kerry College of Further Education and Training, Monavalley Campus, will hold a certification and awards night at the Rose Hotel, Tralee this Thursday at 7pm.
Two students on the Radio Production and Digital Journalism course – delivered by Radio Kerry – will be presented with a special achievement award on the night.
Dara Ó Cinnéide and Barry O’Donnell, are both visually impaired, completed the course.
In the process they inspired the class and their trainer Eoghain Fitzgerald to produce a short feature series for Radio Kerry called Cluas Chiarraí.
Navigation Using Sound
This is based on Dara and Barry’s experiences in navigating their respective worlds using sound. The series won a Gold, Short Feature, and Bronze, Innovation, IMRO National Radio Awards in October.
Dara Ó Cinnéide has strong Castleisland connections as his mom Michelle is one of the artistically, musically and multi talented McGaley clan.
Ceremony Running Order
6pm: Registration of Graduates.
7pm: Introduction and Welcome by Christy Enright, assistant manager.
7:10pm:A message from Con O’Sullivan, area manager, Kerry College Monavalley Campus.
7:15pm: Colm McEvoy, CEO; Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB)
7:20pm: Jim Finucane, Chairperson, Board of Management, Kerry Education and Training Board.
7:25pm: Official Presentation of Certificates.
8pm: Guest Speakers: Barry O’Donnell and Dara Ó Cinnéide, Digital Journalism and Radio Course.
8:25pm: Concluding comments by Christy Enright. Followed at 8:30pm by light refreshments.