Elaine Kinsella

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Elaine Kinsella is an Irish radio presenter and writer. She was born in Wexford but grew up in Listowel, County Kerry.

Together with Brian Purcell, Elaine presents the breakfast show Kerry's Full Breakfast on weekday mornings between 7 and 9am on Radio Kerry.[1]

Elaine studied Communications in the Dublin Institute of Technology. As a student she wrote and directed a short film Ding Dong Hamlet is Dead which starred Irish actors Cillian Murphy and Nuala O'Neill.

Elaine worked as digital compositor on the BAFTA Award-winning animated film Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Moving Still Productions, 2002).

In 2007 Elaine and Brian Hurley won the PPI Award[clarification needed] for Best Radio Drama for From Heartache to Hope - The Story of the Jeanie Johnston.[2] Elaine Kinsella wrote the original script.

In 2009 Elaine's second radio play 1923 premiered on Radio Kerry. The project was funded by the BCI's[clarification needed] Sound & Vision scheme. It was nominated in the Best Drama category at the 2009 PPI Radio Awards.