Creating an Irish-speaking community in County Meath.
Irish-speaking families from Connemara were resettled in Co. Meath in 1935 and given farms and houses by the Land Commission. As well as providing a better quality of life to the migrants, the initiative was to help stop the decline of the Irish language by creating an Irish-speaking community in a new location.
'Féach' reporter Mícheál Ó hUanacháin visited Rathcairn in 1980. In this extract, he meets some of the original settlers, who talk about how hard and lonely life was for them in the early years.
Fuair Ráth Cairn stádas oifigiúil mar Ghaeltacht i 1967. Tá cúrsaí Gaeilge ar fáil ann do dhaoine fásta chomh maith le páistí.
A 'Féach' report broadcast on 18 January 1980. The reporter is Mícheál Ó hUanacháin.