Bunaíodh RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta le seirbhís iomlán raidió a chur ar fáil do phobal na Gaeltachta agus do lucht labhartha na Gaeilge ar fud na tíre. Tháinig an stáisiún ar an aer don chéad uair ag 3 pm, Domhnach Cásca, 2 Aibreán 1972.
Raidió na Gaeltachta began broadcasting from its main studio at Casla in Conamara on Easter Sunday, 2 April 1972.
- Title Raidió na Gaeltachta Begins Broadcasting
- 1st Broadcast 02/04/1972
- ContributorBreandán Ó hEithir (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:11
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Raidió na Gaeltachta Begins Broadcasting
- Extended description
RTÉ News item about the opening of the station. Breandán Ó hEithir's report includes footage of Pádraic Ó Raghallaigh, a blessing at the station's first studio in Casla, and Raidío na Gaeltachta's first outside broadcast, a mass celebrated at St MacDara's Church in An Cheathrú Rua.
Raidió na Gaeltachta began broadcasting from its main studio at Casla in Conamara on Easter Sunday, 2 April 1972. Pádraic Ó Raghallaigh was the first head of the Irish language national radio service.
Two other studios at Baile na nGall in Kerry and na Doirí Beaga in Donegal were in use within the first year.
Three VHF transmitters (at Maghera in Clare, Truskmore in Sligo and Mullaghanish in Cork) and one local MF transmitter ensured that the service was available to all Gaeltacht areas in the west of Ireland.
- Local keywords Broadcasting, Radio, RTÉ, RnaG, Raidió na Gaeltachta, Irish Language, Catholic Church, 1970s
- Geographical coverage An Cheathrú Rua, Casla, Galway, Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ
- Production year 1972
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier N93/0072B
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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 English and Irish
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