RTE Television

Turas Teanga

Turas Teanga is an innovative multimedia language course comprising 20 television programmes, a radio series, book, three audio CDs, two DVDs and website. All these media are integrated to provided a comprehensive and interesting course for those who already know some Irish and would like to brush up on their knowledge of the language.

In the television series, available on the two DVDs, Sharon Ní Bheoláin presents a lively mix of reports, interviews, music, song and dance. Sharon travels around the country in glorious summer weather meeting Irish speakers such as Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Breandán de Gallaí and Alex Hijmaans. She talks to people involved in activities varying from kayaking in Conamara to broadcasting in Belfast. Each programme finishes with a skit on reality TV programmes - 'An Grá Faoi Ghlas' (Love Locked Away) introduces ten characters who are brought together under one roof and whose main reason for being there is to find love.