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Gold for Kieran Hanrahan in radio awards

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Kieran Hanrahan took home gold at the recent IMRO radio awards.

Céilí House, the traditional music show fronted by the Ennis man on RTÉ Radio One for the last twenty five years was named as the gold winner in the specialist music programme category.

Since 1991, Kieran has presented traditional music programmes on Radio One. He has worked in the traditional arts as a performer, promoter and educator. As the co-founder of Stockton’s Wing, he took to national and international stages for over a decade with the folk-trad group.

Further Clare celebrations were had via the virtual awards ceremony when Doireann Garrihy whose parents Eugene and Clare both hail from the Banner County was awarded gold alongside Eoghan McDermott for best breakfast radio programme.

Clare FM was deemed the second best local radio station in the country as it collected the silver award with WLR honoured with gold.

Sixmilebridge’s Marie Crowe and John Cooke of Ennis were also nominated for the IMROs as sports broadcaster and news reporter of the year respectively.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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