Labhraíonn Padraig Ó Raghallaigh le Maire Ní Chuanaigh. Rugadh agus tógadh ar Acla í.
In an article about the programme Siúlach Scéalach' for the RTV Guide on 4 January 1963, Padraigh Ó Raghallaigh mentions the remaining Gaeltachtaí on Achill Island of An Caiseal, Na Sraithíní, An Aisléim, and An Corrán,
The language may have lost its ground, but it still retains its place of honour. The Achill man is proud to be an Irishman and he shows that pride in his rich way of speech...
Ó Raghallaigh spent a day filming on Achill Island with fellow reporters Manus O'Flahery and Tony O'Malley. It is on the Corran peninsula that he meets Máire Ní Chuanaigh, a native speaker of Irish. Born in nearby Sáile, she has spent all her life on Achill.
These days people make their living on the island by emigrating to England to work, fishing, as well as working on the island. Her own husband had worked in England in the past, but he has retired now.
Máire’s daughter, son in law and six children live with them in the family home. Thankfully there is enough work for her son in law on Achill. When asked if they take in summer visitors she replies that they do, when they can make room for them! Their lodgers are mainly summer students who come to Achill to learn Irish, as that is the household’s daily language,
Tá neart Gaeilge anseo.
This episode of 'Siúlach Scéalach' was broadcast on 8 January 1963. The reporter is Padraig Ó Raghallaigh.