RÓNÁN MAC CON IOMAIRE

Rónán Mac Con Iomaire is an award-winning author and broadcaster, and is Group Head, Irish Language at RTÉ.

   He is the author of The Man Who Was Never Knocked Down (Rowman & Littlefield), a biography of Irish boxer, Seán Mannion, who fought for the light-middleweight world championship in Madison Square Garden, New York in 1984.

 

   He is also the author of Rocky Ros Muc (Cló Iar-Chonnacht), the fastest-selling Irish language book of all time.

   Rónán was awarded the New Writer of the Year award for his work on the book at the Oireachtas Literary Awards in October, 2013.

   He is also associate producer and writer on the award-winning film based on his first book, also called Rocky Ros Muc.

   He is a contributor to Scéal Scéil, an insight into the way the modern Irish journalist operates. Scéal Scéil will be published by Cois Life in 2014.

   Prior to being appointed RTÉ's first ever Group Head of Irish Language, he worked as Leascheannaire (Deputy Head) in Raidió na Gaeltachta, Ireland's national Irish language radio station. Before that, Rónán spent many years in print and broadcast journalism, working for RTÉ and Independent News & Media, among other media organisations.

He has won a number of awards for his journalism, including the Oireachtas Journalist of the Year Award for breaking the story around former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern's attendance at a Manchester money-raising function.

   He is a keen runner and triathlete and in 2010, founded TríSpórt, a triathlon club for the Connemara and Aran Islands area.

   He lives in the Galway Gaeltacht village of An Cheathrú Rua with his wife and children.

Is scríbhneoir agus craoltóir é Rónán Mac Con Iomaire. Is é Grúpcheannasaí Gaeilge RTÉ é. 

   Is é Rónán údar The Man Who Was Never Knocked Down (Rowman & Littlefield), beathaisnéis ar an dornálaí, Seán Ó Mainnín, a throid do chraobh mheánmheáchain éadrom an domhain i Madison Square Garden, Nua-Eabhrac, i 1984. 

 Freisin, is é a scríobh Rocky Ros Muc (Cló Iar-Chonnacht). Bronnadh gradam Scríbhneoir Úr na Bliana ar Rónán ag Gradaim Liteartha an Oireachtais i mí Dheireadh Fómhar 2013 as Rocky Ros Muc.

   Is é léiritheoir comhlach agus scríbhneoir an scannáin Rocky Ros Muc é, atá bunaithe ar an leabhar.

  

   Tá sé i gcló freisin sa leabhar, Scéal Scéil, léargas ar mhodhanna oibre an iriseora sa lá atá inniu ann. Foilseoidh Cois Life Scéal Scéil in 2014.

   Sular ceapadh mar an chéad Ghrúpcheannasaí Gailge riamh ar RTÉ é, bhí sé ina Leascheannaire ar Raidió na Gaeltachta. Roimhe sin, chaith Rónán blianta i mbun iriseoireachta craolta agus clóite, ag obair le RTÉ agus Independent News & Media, i measc eagraíochtaí meán eile.

 

 Tá roinnt duaiseanna bainte amach aige as a chuid iriseoireachta, ina measc Gradam Iriseoireachta an Oireachtais as an scéal a bhriseadh maidir le freastal an iar-Thaoisigh, Bertie Ahern, ar ócáid bailíthe airgid dó i Manchain.

   Tá suim mhór aige i gcúrsaí aclaíochta agus bhunaigh sé TríSpórt, club tríatlain do Chonamara agus Árainn, in 2010.

   Tá cónaí ar Rónán ar an gCeathrú Rua i nGaeltacht na Gaillimhe lena bhean céile agus triúr clainne.

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