Wednesday February 26, 2020

Getting the picture

In 1975, RTE dispatched journalist Sean Duignan to Tralee in Kerry to report on the fortunes of the Kennelly family.

3rd September, 2005

One year earlier, freelance photographer Padraig Kennelly and his wife Joan had launched a new weekly newspaper, Kerry's Eye. The national broadcaster wanted to check on their progress. Duignan soon realised that the paper was a classic family operation, with the couple's three teenage boys selling advertisements, shooting photographs and writing articles. In one scene, Duignan asked Joan Kennelly how the paper impinged on her family life. If the children were not in, she responded...

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