Learning to Use Everyday Irish

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Mir a hAon den sraith teilifíse 'Buntús Cainte'

The first episode of 'Buntús Cainte', a series of brief instructional programmes aimed at beginners in Irish, which began broadcasting on 25 September 1967.

  • Title
    Buntús Cainte
  • 1st Broadcast
    25/09/1967
  • Contributor
    Máire O'Néill (Presenter)
    Aileen Geoghegan (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:04:39
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Buntús Cainte
  • Clip title
    Learning to Use Everyday Irish
  • Extended description

    This is the first episode of 'Buntús Cainte' (Basic Conversation) a series of brief instructional programmes aimed at beginners in Irish, which began broadcasting on 25 September 1967.

    Presenters Máire O'Neill and Aileen Geoghegan take viewers through some basic phrases about the weather. Illustrations are used alongside phrases such as, "Tá sé te" "It is hot".

    Although the presenters address viewers in English and Irish they do not translate any of the phrases being taught into English. Subtitles are used to show the phrases in Irish.
     

  • Information

    Buntús Cainte was a series of brief instructional programmes aimed at beginners in Irish. The five minute programmes were broadcast evenings through the week and a compilation programme was broadcast on Sunday.

    The Department of Education produced a booklet to assist viewers of the series, while Gael Linn produced a record and audio tapes to complement the series. 'Buntús Cainte' 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.

    Buntús Cainte ran from 1967 to 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Instructional programmes, Educational programmes, Educational television, Irish language
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1967
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    94D000038
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English and Irish
  • Original language
    Irish (gle)
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