TUAM Herald Deputy Editor Siobhán Holliman and Head of Photography Ray Ryan named as finalists of Local Ireland Media Awards.

Siobhán and Ray nominated for newspaper awards

Awards Night on Thursday October 13

THE Tuam Herald’s Deputy Editor Siobhán Holliman and staff photographer Ray Ryan have both been nominated as finalists for this year’s Local Ireland Media Awards.

The prestigious awards, sponsored by the National Lottery, celebrate excellence in local journalism and the regional news publishing industry.

Siobhán has been nominated in the ‘Feature Journalist of the Year’ category for her two-part feature, ‘A year of staying apart when saying goodbye’.

Published in the March 17 and 24, 2021, editions of The Tuam Herald, Siobhán’s feature examined the impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on Irish funerals.

Nominated for ‘Best Photograph’, Ray Ryan’s stunning picture, titled ‘One man and his dog’, is a shot of Joe Joyce training one of his sheepdogs on his farm near Finny, Co Galway, with the breathtaking vista of Connemara in the background …

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