PPAI

Valerie O’Sullivan

Email: valerieosullivanf8@gmail.com
Phone: 087 2629375
Website: http://www.valerieosullivan.com/

SELECTED WORKS

2ND PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2007
THE AUDITION

Budding actors read their lines in preparation for the daunting task of auditioning for the West End version of 'Annie'.

2ND PLACE - People - 2008
IRON WILLS

" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2018
WAITING FOR GODOT

Aaron Monaghan, (Estragon), and Marty Rea (Vladimir) performing in Waiting for Godotdirected by Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid Theatre.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2018
JANUARY BLUES

A dog ready to fetch sticks thrown by its owner on Rossbeigh Strand, Glenbeigh, on a cold January morning in Kerry.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2016
RISING FOG ON CAHERCONREE

Fog rises from the Atlantic Sea into Dingle Peninsula resting below the summit of Caherconree, the old Kingdom of Kerry.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2016
THAT'S A FINE BEASHT!

John Keane, Kilmoyley, Billy Riordon, Athea and Matt Dillon, Killarney, holding tough at Listowel Livestock Mart Opening Dairy Sale.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2015
COME BYE O'ER THE HILLS

Sheep farmer, Donal Foley, with his dog Jake, bringing down his ewes for scanning, on his land at Lough Accose, Glencar, McGillycuddy’s Reeks, Co Kerry.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2016
DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH EWE

John O'Connor, Sheep Farmer, bringing his Ewes down Mount Brandon Mountain for Scanning before lambing season.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2015
COME BACK HERE

A little dog gets anxious as he watches his owner going for his daily dip at the Pollock Holes, Kilkee, Co Clare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2015
IRONMAN

Competing in the Killarney Ironman Triathlon, which included a 3.8km swim, a cycle of 180km, a marathon of 42km.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
ONE IS VERY AMUSED

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, enjoying meeting Fish Monger,Pat O'Connell, at The English Market in Cork, on her historical state visit to Ireland.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2012
IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK

Michael Curran was going nowhere…except enjoying the Annual Willie Clancy music Festival in Milltown Malbay.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2009
LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

Monastic Life at Glencairn Abbey is about work and prayer for Sr Michelle Miller, left and Sr Sarah Branigan, who are part of a community of nuns at the enclosed Cistercian Glencairn Abbey, County Waterford.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2009
KEEPER OF THE LIGHT

Keeper of the Light...Richard Foran ,Valentia Island, is the Lighthouse Keeper on Skellig Michael Island one of the most enigmatic and remote sacred sites of all Europe.It lies 12 km of the South west coast of Kerry. An imposing Rock face continuously beaten by the strong Atlantic Ocean, rising 218 meters about sea level. Skellig lighthouse is one of the main sea lights off the south west coast of Ireland and is located on the outer and larger of the Skellig rocks. Two Lighthouses were established on Skellig Michael in 1826, only one remains, automated in 1987, Richard visits and maintains the Lighthouse every 3rd week and is often stranded on the island due to adverse weather conditions as was the case on this particular visit when fog and the unforgiving swells of the Atlantic sea, kept him there for three days. Richard is a great story teller and avid reader. His stories of lighthouse keepers along Ireland's Coasts are fascinating.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2007
PLAYING HOST TO CHURCH AND STATE

Mrs. Eileen Cronin, 'Cronin's Yard' at the base of Corran Tuathail, entertains Sergeant Dave O'Connor and Bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy at her home, while the official launch of her son John's café took place in the yard.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2008
WELL MAYBE NEXT YEAR

" Two young jockeys reflect on their race performance at Dingle Races "

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2007
FOREVER A FREE SPIRIT

Michael Reardon a world-renowned climber and free spirit from California was taken by a rogue Atlantic wave off Valentia Island in July 2007 and his body was never found.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
COOL ATLANTIC BREEZE!

Valentia lighthouse and coastline are battered by November storms and seasonal tides.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2006
HOLY SMOKE

Pilgrims on May Day completing "The Rounds" at the Holy Well, at the City of Shrone, Rathmore, which is the oldest centre of worship, in Western Europe.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2006
PEAK PERFORMANCE

World Champion Mountain Runner, John Lenihan, on the Cathair Rioge on his return from Corran Tuathail (1039m). John's record of 71 minutes, running to and from Corran Tuathail, from the Hydro Road, has not been beaten since 1988.

Arts and Culture
UNTITLED

Players of the Druid Theatre perform John B Keane's Sive at the Gleneagle hotel, Killarney, in April 2003.

Daily Life - 2006
UNTITLED

A woman makes the May Day 2006 rounds at the 'City of Shrone', Rathmore, Co Kerry, said to be the oldest pilgrimage site in Western Europe