KILFINANE-BASED Grey Heron Media has won a gold medal at the prestigious New York Festivals Awards for its radio documentary, Take No More, which was based on the dramatic events which unfolded at Kilfinane National School in November of last year.
The award-winning documentary captured live, hour by hour, the dramatic story of the stripping of the primary school in Kilfinane by sub-contractors and the struggle by the local community to solve the resulting stand-off between sub-contractors, teachers and parents. For 56 years, the New York Festivals Radio Programs and Promo Awards have recognised the world’s best radio programming from broadcasters and independent producers from over 30 countries worldwide.
Grey Heron Media’s Take No More successfully competed against entries from more than 28 countries.
It was first broadcast on December 10 2012 on RTE Radio 1 as part of the Documentary on One series. It was re-broadcast by Limerick’s Live 95FM at the weekend.
“It’s great to see the creative and collaborative work of Grey Heron Media gaining international recognition,” said Diarmuid McIntyre, head of the company.
The documentary was produced by Grey Heron Media’s team of Diarmuid McIntyre, Mary McDonnell and Mairead O’Connor for RTE Radio One’s Documentary on One.
Sound supervision for the production was carried out by RTE’s Liam O’Brien.