A visit to the small Gaeltacht Island of Cape Clear off the coast of county Cork.
'Súil Thart' meets captain Concubhar Ó Drisceoil of the Cape Clear Island ferry service in this extract from 25 May 1980. The Naomh Ciarán ship was a vital link between the small Gaeltacht island and the mainland of south-west Cork, but conditions were tough for the crew. Ó Drisceoil describes being on call 24 hours a day and working 80-hour weeks in busy periods.
A young mother Celia Ó Drisceoil talks about the challenges of raising children on a remote island. Tá scoil náisiúnta ar an oileán, ach níl meánscoil ann. Beidh ar a páistí dul go scoil chónaithe ar an mór-thír agus briseann sé sin an chlann.
This edition of 'Súil Thart' was broadcast on 25 May 1980.