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Jon Hynes, Director of Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre Wins Prestigious Award

Pictured Jon Hynes, Director KOEC.

Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre is celebrating having won the Irish Sailing, South Region Training Centre of the Year at the weekend. Director Jon Hynes and Senior Instructor Karen Kirby were presented with the Award at a gala awards Ceremony in Dublin on Friday.

They paid tribute to all the staff at KOEC and spoke about a huge amount of team work which they said went into the making of this award.

Jon paid tribute to all those who work at the centre: “It is a great accolade for us all here. Our programs and the dynamic training offered is now available to sailors of all ages which is a really great facility here in Kinsale. A special thanks to our colleagues in Cork Education and Training Board who support us daily in our work.”.

“We have invested heavily in renovating and upgrading our fleet. Most importantly we have a team of passionate, dedicated Sailing instructors who strive every day to do things better”.


Congratulations also to Ellen O’Regan of Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre who won Senior Instructor of the Year Award and to all the other winners on the night.


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