Frank Reidy

Frank ReidyFrank Reidy is a former army commandant. During his 25 years in the Defence Forces, he was stationed in the Curragh in Kildare as head of the Audio Visual Unit, where he lectured on Media Studies in the Military College. He spent periods in both the Middle East and in Rwanda. On his retirement, he spent some time working with RTÉ as a reporter and researcher. He returned to Rwanda in 2000, working for Refugee Trust International. He regularly returns to Africa, travelling and as a voluntary worker. His first book, Ó Chósta go Cósta, which was published by Cló Iar-Chonnachta in 2009, is based on his travels in east Africa. Ó Chósta go Cósta won the prestigious the Irish language book of the year award – Gradam Uí Shiúilleabháin – in 2010. Frank was born in Sligo and he lives in Ros a’ Mhíl, Co Galway. He is a regular contributor to both Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4 on both defence and international issues. Frank is currently researching for a new book on Ethiopia.

Iar-Cheannfort airm é Frank Reidy. Le linn a sheirbhís cúig bliana fichead sna Forsaí Cosanta bhí sé lonnaithe ar Churrach Chill Dara ina cheann ar an Roinn Físe agus ag léachtóireacht sa gColáiste Míleata ar staidéar na meán. Chaith sé tréimhsí sa Meán-Oirthear agus i Ruanda. Ar scor chaith sé seal le RTÉ mar thuairisceoir agus mar thaighdeoir. D’fhill sé ar Ruanda i mbliain an 2000 ag obair do Refugee Trust International. Fileann sé ar an Afraic go rialta ag taisteal agus ag obair go deonach. Is ar a thaisteal in oirthear na hAfraice atá a chéad leabhar Ó Chósta go Cósta a d’fhoilsigh Cló Iar-Chonnachta i 2009 bunaithe. Ghnóthaigh Frank Gradam Uí Shiúilleabháin – leabhar Gaeilge na bliana, de bharr a shaothar. Rugadh Frank i Sligeach agus tá cónaí ar i Ros an Mhíl i gContae na Gaillimhe. Is craoltóir rialta é ar Raidió na Gaeltachta agus ar TG4 ar chursaí cosanta agus cursaí idirnáisiúnta. Faoi láthair tá Frank ag déanamh taighde do leabhar nua faoin Aetóip.

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