Slógadh a festival that celebrates the artistic expression of young people is held in Thurles.
From November to April, Slógadh regional finals are held around the country. The winning participants go through to An Slogadh Náisiúnta, The National Finals held in Thurles, County Tipperary during Easter week.
This five day festival of the Arts is organised by Gael-Linn with sponsorship from Iarnród Éireann. All the events are performed and presented through the Irish language.
From 3 – 7 April 1991 close to 6,000 young people descend on Thurles to enjoy a wide range of dramatic and musical events performed across eight venues.
The one act play competition is taking place in Premier Hall. Students from Cúil Aodha in County Cork are performing ‘Divorce And The Irish'. The drama centres around an errant husband who buys a donkey instead of a tractor. Mikey who plays husband think the play might win and if so Cúil Aodha will witness,
A great celebration.
Also competing for the trophy are students from Scoil Náisiúnta Baile an Phiarsaigh in County Wexford.
The musical competitions give way to impromptu outdoor sessions and Slógadh '91 participants can be seen having fun all over the town.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 3 April 1991. The reporter is Tom Kelly.