Tuesday 21 November 2017

Reel 'em in DVD to boost the Irish language

Colin Gleeson

A TELEVISION series for parents who want to raise their children on the Irish language was launched yesterday.

It will be a four-part series created by Comhluadar Teoranta -- a support group for parents raising children through Irish -- and Dublin Community Television which will air the series to about 200,000 viewers in the next couple of weeks on Chorus/NTL channel 802.

'Cen Teanga?' will also be distributed in DVD-form to schools and libraries around the country, but won't be available to buy in shops.

"The idea behind it was to make a programme and show people the Irish-speaking community," said director Feargal O Cuilinn.

"There are interviews with families talking about their experiences raising their children through Irish in an Ireland where English is the first language," he said.

"It probably arose from wanting to show that there is another community operating without geographical boundaries. It's a how-to guide for families and also for the wider community. It shows that this community exists and how it lives," he added.

Irish Independent

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