'Buntús Cainte' Begins Broadcasting 1967

On this day in 1967, the first episode of 'Buntús Cainte', a series of brief instructional programmes aimed at beginners in Irish, was broadcast on RTÉ Television. The five-minute programmes were broadcast every night during the week and a compilation programme was broadcast on Sunday. It was aimed at beginners and adults with school going children who wanted to improve their Irish and be able to help them with their school work.

In this first episode, presenters Máire O'Neill and Aileen Geoghegan take viewers through some basic phrases about the weather, like "tá sé te" and "tá sé fuar". Múineann na láithreoirí le fotheideil agus pictiúirí. Tá comhrá as Gaeilge ag deireadh gach clár.


Buntús Cainte ran from 1967 to 1969.This episode was broadcast on 25 September 1967.

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