Turas Teanga - Cuairteanna / Locations
Clár 1 (Programme 1) - Inis Meáin
the island on which it is located, Inis Meáin Knitwear is one
of the outstanding Irish export stories - a sophisticated, export-led
company that combines tradition, contemporary design and modern technology
to produce some of the most attractive knitwear in the world.
Clár 2 (Programme 2) - Ionad Cois Locha, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal
at the foot of Mt. Errigal and on the shores of Dunlewey Lough, Ionad
Cois Locha offers visitors a fascinating insight into life in this Irish
speaking area. A heritage centre founded and run by local people, it
provides opportunities to explore aspects of the tradition of this part
of Donegal, including music and the Irish language.
Clár 3 (Programme 3) - Galway Races
Races are the high point of the summer in the west of Ireland and are
famous world wide. More than a race meet, the Races are a cultural and
social extravaganza that besieges Galway city each year.
Clár 4 (Programme 4) - Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht
as the Dingle Peninsula is historically called, takes its name from
the Celtic goddess Duibhne. Renowned for its magnificent scenery, Corca
Dhuibhne was the setting for films such as ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ and ‘Far
and Away’. The Great Blasket Island, just off Slea Head, has produced
several noted writers and the peninsula boasts the greatest concentration
of archaeological sites in Ireland.
Clár 5 (Programme 5) - Tory Island
just under an hour to reach Tory by ferry from the Donegal coast but
getting off the boat there is like entering another world. The islanders
have always seen themselves as different to the ‘Irish’ across the sea
and remain proud of their unique history, mythology and folklore. Irish
is their first language and, naturally, they have their own unique dialect.
Clár 6 (Programme 6) - Gaeilscoileanna
Bharra, in Cabra in Dublin city, is one of a network of Irish language
schools that have been established throughout the country in recent
decades. The schools are at both primary and second level and Irish
is the language used during all activities, inside and outside the classrooms.
At present there are 149 primary schools and 33 second-level schools
with over 30,000 students in total.
Clár 7 (Programme 7) - Kayaking, Inverin, Conamara
is a small coastal village at the entrance to Casla Bay, to the west
of Galway city. It is also the base for Aer Arann’s daily flights to
the Aran Islands and is home to the Irish language television station,
Clár 8 (Programme 8) - Belfast
Lá (Day) is a daily Irish language newspaper based in Belfast and distributed throughout Ireland. Its new offices were designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Mackel and Doherty.
Clár 9 (Programme 9) - Tourmakeady
Tourmakeady is a Gaeltacht area situated between Lough Mask and the Partry Mountains in south Mayo. In the early 1900s the Gaelic League founded an Irish summer school here. When the school closed in 1950, the premises became the base for Gaeltarra Knitwear. The pure water of the area is bottled by 'Fíor Uisce Thuar Mhic Éadaigh'.
Clár 10 (Programme 10) - Oideas Gael
Gael is a unique Irish Language project in Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal
that provides activity learning holidays, rich in the culture, art,
environment and local traditions.
Clár 11 (Programme 11) - Bácús Uí Bhaoill, Fintown, Donegal
This well-known bakery, located in the Donegal Gaeltacht area of Fintown, has been supplying cakes and breads to all of Donegal for more years than they’d care to remember!
na Bóinne - the dwelling place of the Boyne - describes an area
between the towns of Slane and Drogheda. It is one of the world's most
important archaeological landscapes, dominated by the spectacular prehistoric
passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
Spiddal (An Spidéal) is on the coast road west of Galway city. Its fine sandy beach, stone church, traditional pubs and restaurants make it a favourite destination for many. The Spiddal Craft Village is an attractive complex of workshops set up by Údarás na Gaeltachta (The Gaeltacht Authority) and opened in 1985. A wide variety of craft items are produced in the village, including pottery, jewellery and musical instruments.
Clár 14 (Programme 14) - Ring, Co. Waterford
Rinn) is located on the western shores of Dungarvan Bay and is the smallest
coastal Gaeltacht area in the country. To its north is a long sandy
spit called An Coinigéar (Cunnigar) which hosts a huge variety
of seabirds. Further out on the peninsula is the fishing village of
Helvic and the nearby Ceann Heilbhic (Helvic Head).
Clár 15 (Programme 15) - Luas, Dublin
Luas is the Irish word for speed and is also the name for the new light rail system for Dublin and its suburbs. The Luas tram system will use modern technology to provide a state of the art public transport system for the city. The first two lines open in 2004 and three other lines are planned.
Clár 16 (Programme 16) - TG4, Baile na hAbhann, Conamara
the national Irish language television channel and first started broadcasting
in 1996. Almost 800,000 viewers tune into the channel each day. The
daily Irish language programme schedule is its core service and this
is supported by a wide range of material in other languages.
As a publisher/broadcaster TG4 has stimulated the growth of independent productions and its programmes have won critical acclaim, numerous awards and commendations at national and international festivals.
Clár 17 (Programme 17) - Oisín & Yuko Ó Conláin, Conamara
Ó Conláin and his wife Yuko live in Baile an tSagairt
in Spiddal, Co. Galway. Oisín is from Baile and tSagairt and
his wife Yuko is from Akita in the north of Japan. They met when he
was teaching English in Japan. Yuko was also teaching English at the
same time. They married in Spiddal in 1995.
Clár 18 (Programme 18) - Cúrsaí Gaeilge do Dhaoine Fásta, Kerry
Irish Language courses for adults are organised by Comharchumann Forbartha Chorca Dhuibhne (the Dingle Peninsula Development Co-operative) and provide an opportunity to learn about local archaeology and traditional singing, as well as the language. Its subsidiary, Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne, runs Irish languages courses for students of primary and post-primary schools during the summer months.
Clár 19 (Programme 19) - University College, Cork
Situated in the city of Cork, UCC is one of Ireland’s oldest institutes of higher learning and was originally established as Queen’s College. The original site chosen for the University is believed to have a connection with the patron saint of Cork, St Finbarr, and the University’s motto is “Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn.”
Clár 20 (Programme 20) - Dáil Éireann
Éireann is one of the houses of Oireachtas (the Parliament),
the other being the Seanad. Both houses of the Oireachtas are located
in Leinster House, Kildare St., Dublin. Members of the Dáil are
directly elected and the maximum life of the Dáil is 5 years,
although the Taoiseach may, at any time, advise the President to dissolve