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Ian plans to stand out in new radio chat show

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By Sean Moriarty

Not only does he love to chat - but he has made it his mission to inspire others since a life-changing accident - so it's no wonder a Killarney man has secured his own radio show.

RADIO STAR: Ian O’Connell is to host own Radio Kerry chat show interviewing people who have overcome adversity.

After completing a media and broadcasting course at Kerry ETB, Ian O’Connell was offered his own Radio Kerry show which will feature Kerry people who have overcome hardship or difficulties to achieve great things.

The Pinewood man was left with a life-changing injury aged 16 after falling from his mountain bike in Killarney National Park in the summer of 2017.

As a result he sustained damage to his neck and spine.

Since then he has used his disability as a form of inspiration and encourages others to get on with life regardless of what is thrown at them.

He has been promoting a well-being lifestyle through his ‘if you can’t stand up, stand out’ mantra.

That is the inspiration for the new show which will be called ‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ and will be broadcast at 8pm every Wednesday from December 1.

“Before my accident I would never have thought of a career in media,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “I did my work experience at Radio Kerry’s Killarney studio, I could not believe it when Fiona [Stack – Radio Kerry’s manager] called me in, not just to offer me a job but that I was getting my own show too.”

Ian will also work behind the scenes at the radio station. He has already produced and presented short programmes – known as packages in the trade – on topical issues like Fitbit watches and social media influencers.

Meanwhile Killarney man Edward Groves is running a marathon in Mullingar on November 13 to raise funds for the Ian O’Connell Trust. To donate go to GoFundMe: 'Marathon fundraiser in aid of Ian O Connell trust'.

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Two Mile School “Says Yes to Japanese”

The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday. The Ambassador was at the school […]

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The pupils and staff of Two Mile Community National School were delighted to welcome Mr Norio Maruyama,  the Japanese Ambassador to Ireland on Tuesday.

The Ambassador was at the school to promote the teaching of the Japanese language and culture through the ‘Say Yes to Languages’ programme.

“The pupils in Two Mile were very interested to listen to stories about Japan and to learn about the links between our two countries,” said school principal Catherine Barry.
“As a multi-denominational school, we are very open to different languages and cultures and we look forward to working with the Japanese embassy from next September.”
Two Mile Community National School is the only multi-denominational school in the Killarney school district.

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 Photographer Anastasiia goes Out and About for Killarney Advertiser.

The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team. Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years […]

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The Killarney Advertiser is pleased to announce that Anastasiia Garbera has joined the team.

Anastasiia is a photographer from Ukraine. She has been living in Killarney for nearly two years and is trying to establish a freelance photography business.
“I love my job. I’ve been shooting for 11 years. I adore photography and connect my life with it. The best thing for me is to show girls and families, brides how beautiful they are. I think it’s my main mission.No need to be a model. We are all beautiful and special. You just need to build more self-confidence. And be sure, I will help you with it.”
Keep an eye out for Anastasiia as she goes Out and About for The Killarney Advertiser.
If you are organising an event and need a photographer email info@killarneyadvertiser.ie for more details.

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