Ocean FM in partnership with Benbo Produtions have won the top prize in the New York Festival, International Radio Competition. 'Francisco', writen, directed and co/produced by Donal O'Kelly/Benbo produtions and recorded earlier in the year here in the North Leitrim Glens Centre, Manorhamilton.

Based on Captain Don Francisco De Cuellar's writings, 'Francisco' tells of the 1588 Armada, the ill fated invasion of Elizabethan England by Phillip II of Spain, and his getting shipwrecked here, on the coast of Ireland.

Tim Collins, CEO of Ocean FM said “Donal O’Kelly brought his unique genius to the project along with talented actors Jaime Carswell, Darina Gallagher and Sorcha Fox ",

"The musical score by Kila performed by Dee Armstrong, Colm and Rossa O’Snodaigh and Seanan Brennan was exquisite and the sound production by Ray Duffy another vital ingredient. I would like to thank Producer Aisling Heraughty and Assistant Producer, Peter Collins who worked tirelessly on the project”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Fund along with Ciaran Kissane were also acknowledged for their support. 


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