On this day in 1967, RTÉ News reported that a new Irish language instructional programme, 'Buntús Cainte' would begin broadcasting shortly on RTÉ Television. It was the brainchild of Franciscan priest Colmán Ó hUallacháin, who explains in this interview how the series will work and who it is aimed at. Beidh pictiúirí ghrinn le fotheideil ag na láithreoirí agus beidh comhrá as Gaeilge ag deireadh gach clár. The five-minute programmes will be broadcast every night during the week.
'Buntús Cainte' ran from 1967 to 1969. The Department of Education produced the booklet to assist viewers of the series, while Gael Linn produced a record and audio tapes to complement it.
This RTÉ News report was broadcast on 6 September 1967.
Watch the first episode of 'Buntús Cainte'.