Úna Ming Caomhánach, graduate of Fiontar, DCU
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Úna-Minh Caomhánach, graduate of BA Irish and Journalism 2012I did my Irish and journalism degree with Fiontar from 2009-2012. I am from Kerryand therefore it was a long trip from Tralee to Dublin (or ‘The Big Smoke’ as they callit!)It was a very short course in fairness and a lot was covered from modules to practicalwork. I picked this course for my love of the Irish language and on the otherhand mybiggest love was journalism.This course gave me the chance to study these two subjects. I was able to learn Irishand I had the opportunity to write, be on the radio and edit without a sweat. Fiontarprovided us with the facilities to do this.
I enjoyed university live but the for the majority of my time spent in university Iwanted to create a work life for myself in Ireland as a journalist and expert of socialmedia.I am currently working as a journalist with worldirish.com, one of the most importantorganisations today.. I write about five stories every day for Irish people in Irelandand abroad. I deal with people/organisations/clubs around the world – for example,recently I did an interview with the man in charge if the ‘St. Patrick’s Day Ball’ inSydney and with the man who created ‘Wellington Currach Club’ in New Zealand. Mystories are mostly through English, but I always have the opportunity to write anarticle in Irish. As well as this, every day I provide the ‘Term of the Day’ on thewebsite and audiences can see it. I really enjoy my job and I am very thankful for theskills I learned in Fiontar. DCU.