Living in the Donegal Gaeltacht

Living in the Gaeltacht is the subject of a series of programmes broadcast throughout 1969. From 3 April, 1969 the programme 'Gaeltacht' visits Donegal to see how people make a living and survive in such a scenic but remote spot. Fishing, farming cutting and selling turf, light industries and tourism are the main sources of income in this Donegal Gaeltacht town.

In this clip Aindreas O'Gallchoir visits Mount Errigal and Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair). With a growing population Aindreas asks the question as to how they make a living?  Aindreas meets local school teacher and part-time fisherman Seán McGinley who talks about making a living and the future of tourism and turf cutting.

The programme was filmed on location in Gweedore, Ranafast, Crolly, Falcarragh and Annagry in July and August 1968. 

Presented by Aindreas O'Gallchoir, this programme was broadcast on 3 April, 1969. This version of the broadcast includes subtitles in English.

'Gaeltacht' was a series of six programmes which examined life in various Gaeltacht areas of Ireland including Conamara, Co. Galway and An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Chaith léiritheoir Colm Ó Laoghaire bliain ag dul thart ar na Gaeltachtaí le foireann scanánaíochta. Bhí borradh faoi leith le feiceáil i dTír Chonaill.

Mount Errigal, County Donegal (1999)
Mount Errigal, County Donegal (1999). Photographer: Mary Lee

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