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Name: Donnchadha O’Connor

Address: Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co, Kerry.
Email: donnchadhao@gmail.com
Phone: 0879913477
Website: donnchadhaoconnor.wordpress.com
E-Portfolio: donnchadhaoconnor.weebly.com

Academic Qualifications Second Level
Year Award Type Level Subject Grades
2013 Leaving Cert Higher Design Communication Graphics A2
2013 Leaving Cert Higher Construction studies A2
2013 Leaving Cert Higher Geography B1
2013 Leaving Cert Higher Chemistry B3
2013 Leaving Cert Higher Mathematics C2
2013 Leaving Cert Common Link Modules FM
2013 Leaving Cert Points Total Points 485
Academic Qualifications Third Level
Year Award Type and Subjects Qualified to Teach Grad
Title e
2013- BSc (Honours) JC-Material Technology (wood) and Technical Pendi
2017 degree in Design and Graphics. SC-Design Communication Graphics and ng
Technology Construction Studies.
Education
Teaching Experience
Yea Employer Address Position/Role Period
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201 Camp Laconda Glen spray Semi specialist (woodwork)/ Camp 7
4 Upstate, New York, Councillor Weeks
USA
201 Mercy Secondary Tralee, One week Observation 1 Week
5 School Co. Kerry
Mounthawk
201 VTOS Letterfrack, Co. Observation 1 Day
5 Galway
201 Youthreach Letterfrack, Co. Observation 1 Day
5 Galway
201 COPE Foundation Collaboration 2 Day
5
201 St. Josephs Ballybunion, School Placement. JC-Material 8
5- Secondary School Co, Kerry Technology (wood) and Technical Weeks
201 Ballybunion Graphics
6
201 Meán Scoil Nua an Castlegregory, JC-Material Technology (wood) and 10
6- Leith Triúigh Tralee, Technical Graphics. SC-Design Weeks
201 Castlegregory Co. Kerry Communication Graphics and
7 Construction Studies.

Work Experience
Year Employer Type Position/Role
2012- An Gailearai Beag Weekend Craft maker in residence And Shop Manager
2014
2012- Self Employed/ Sole Self- Wood turned consumer items custom display units,
… Trader Employm corporate gifting and commissioned fine furniture
ent
2012 Irish Woodturners Event Listed Demonstrator at National Seminar.
Guild Audio Visual Operator
2014 Original Kerry- Summer Shop manager.
Castlegregory work Woodcraft children’s workshop facilitator
2015- Original Kerry- Summer Shop manager.
… Dingle work Woodcraft children’s workshop facilitator
Book Keeper
2015- Craft Makers-Tralee Commissi Shop Designer
… on
2016 Craft Makers-Tralee Weekend Team Teaching Children’s Art and Crafts Classes
2013- Irish woodturners Occasiona Woodturning/Woodwork Demonstrator
… Guild/ l Tralee, Bloom Phoenix park Dublin, Listowel Writers
Original Kerry week etc.
2011- Sole Trader Self- Selling My Handmade Wooden Products at Craft Fairs
… employm
ent

Membership of Professional and Academic Bodies

Professional Bodies Other Groups and Bodies
Teaching Council of Ireland-Pending Original Kerry
Technoteacher-Pending Irish Woodturning Guild
Design and Craft Council of Ireland-Pending
Birdwatch Ireland
Irish Wildlife Trust
certificates and Training

Certificates Training
Yea Certs Awarding body
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201 First Aid FETAC Level 5 Small Business Development LEADER
4 Course
201 Pass Leader GMIT Woodturning Letterfrack
4
201 Manual ABARIS Audio Visual Operator for Demo IWG
4 Handling Detail
201 NEST GMIT
6
201 Mentoring Tarbert
2 Comprehensive

Achievements
My work has recently featured in the FOISE craft exhibition, which was based in Kerry County
Museum, Tralee, and will be displayed in other venues in the coming months.
Selected as producer of commemorative gifts for speakers at the Cantillon Economic summer
school, 2012.
Presented with a Galway Mayo Institute of Technology student achievement award in 2014.
Featured regularly in the Irish Wood-turner’s guild periodical; featured on inside cover on one
occasion.
Interviewed by Irish TV on my work in Woodcraft.
Placed second on two occasions in the Irish wood-turners Guild national competition, under 19
section.
Presented a gift of my work to president Michael D. O’Higgins during his visit to Galway Mayo
Institute of Technology, Letterfrack.
Presented with an Academic Scholarship by GMIT in 2013
In Secondary School
Elected as class representative on Tarbert Comprehensive Schools student council.
Selected as mentor to incoming students during my senior cycle attendance in Tarbert
comprehensive school.
Member of Tarbert Comprehensive School Library committee.
Ran School stationary shop Solo for Two Years
Started My One Business at age 16 and Have grown and expanded it ever since

Referees
Name Des Kelly Aodán Mac Gearailt
Position Lecturer at GMIT Letterfrack Principal at Meán Scoil Nua an Leith
Triúigh Castlegregory
Address line GMIT Letterfrack, Letterfrack, Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh
1 Castlegregory,
Address line Connemara, Tralee,
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Address line Co. Galway Co. Kerry
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