The late Owen Kelly was one of Northern Ireland’s best-loved humorists, known predominantly for his two long-running columns for The Irish News – Kelly’s World and The Saturday Column. He was the author of two volumes of autobiography (Tales Out of School and Hens’ Teeth), two volumes of Ulster humour (Kelly’s Country and Kelly’s World) and a wealth of newspaper, radio and magazine work. Owen sadly died in 2008.
SEAMUS KELTERS was an Assistant News Editor with BBC Northern Ireland. He was the co-author of Lost Lives. The stories of the Men, Women and Children who died in the Northern Ireland Troubles for which he and his fellow editors were awarded the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to reconciliation. Seamus died in 2017.
Shane Kenna was a Doctor of modern Irish history with an interest in late Victorian and Edwardian Irish nationalism. He was a regular speaker at international academic conferences, a media presence with Newstalk Radio, Near FM, BBC Radio 4 and published author who wrote for Irish Academic Press, The O'Brien Press, History Ireland, the BBC History Magazine and Kilmainham Tales.
Shane lectured at Trinity College, Dublin and Saor Ollscoil na hÉireann University and also designed modules on Irish history for the American College, Arcadia University, as well as organising and managing several courses on Modern History.
He died in February 2017.
Niamh Kennedy grew up with Sandymount Strand and its surrounds as her playground. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys formed a backdrop to her childhood and will forever signify home to her. Niamh is a keen walker and occasional cyclist and in the undertaking of this project has relished the opportunity to explore, by both modes, all that Dublin Bay has to offer.
Seán Kennedy EFIAP is a well-known Dublin photographer with a particular interest in street and landscape photography. He is an active member and past president of the Dublin Camera Club. His work has attained international recognition from the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (AFIAP), a worldwide organisation representing photographic art. In 1993 he was elected Artist FIAP (AFIAP), and in 1997 he was awarded Excellence FIAP (EIAP). His work has competed and been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Spread out from his doorstep, Dublin Bay, with its myriad of scenes, has been an inspiration and a source of hours of dedicated photography. Seán can often be found on the Great South Wall, especially on stormy days, taking his life into his own hands, capturing that beauty in images.
Jo Kerrigan grew up amid the wild beauties of West Cork; after working in the UK as writer, academic and journalist, she returned home to the place she loved best. She now writes regularly for a range of publications, including The Irish Examiner and the Evening Echo as well as international magazines, and operates a very popular online weblog.