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Léargas 2008

Léargas - Monday nights April 7th - 28th 19.30hrs RTÉ ONE

Léargas returns to our screens on Monday 7th April @ 19.30hrs RTÉ One for a 4 week mini season documenting Irish life even as it changes before our eyes. Such diverse subjects as -

All Ireland medal winner,   Tomás MacNiocláis - he played with Mayo in 1936 but today at 94 - He is still as engaged with the 21st Century as he's fascinated with the last century he's lived through.

Fungi - Deilf an Daingean - the Dingle/ Daingean  dolphin  is 25years in residence this year -  he's estimated to be 35years old - with an average life expectancy of 25years for the species - Léargas takes a look at what impact the dolphin has had on the town with two names and its people - Cad a ndéanfaimid feast gan Fungi !

Baile Cathail -  not Charlie's town - but Charlestown Co. Mayo.  John Healy wrote about it that "No One shouted Stop" referring to what seemed the terminal decline of the West of Ireland.  Recently the NRA opened the N5 bypass of the town and it was officially named after the Irish Times Journalist.  As we face what might me the end

Tomás Ó Curraóin - Leargas: No Country for Old Men, 07.04.2008
Tomás McNicholas, his late wife Nuala and President Mary McAleese Léargas 14.04.2008