Raidió na Gaeltachta Begins Broadcasting

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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
  • Contributor
    Breandán 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.

  • Information

    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
  • 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
    English and Irish
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