Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

Random Acts as Gaeilge do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2017

"With RTÉ now doing throughout the year what we once did only during Seachtain na Gaeilge - regularly interspersing our daily broadcast and online output with Gaeilge - this year’s festival was seen as an opportunity to shine a light on the positivity around the language, and to use it as a space to experiment with new content. With every service across the organisation, from RTÉ Radio 1 to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, involved in this year’s Seachtain na Gaeilge, along with a Pop-Up Gaeltacht in Donnybrook, this was RTÉ's biggest engagement with the festival yet. Creating and sharing fantastic new content on a daily basis added hugely not just to RTÉ’s engagement with Seachtain na Gaeilge, but to the festival itself. Below, an overview of some of the highlights of Seachtain na Gaeilge ar RTÉ. Or, if you prefer to dig deeper, spend a few minutes on our dedicate SnaG website, which features all the content from the week" : https://www.rte.ie/events/seachtain-na-gaeilge/ RÓNÁN MAC CON IOMAIRE Group Head of Irish-Language, RTÉ Watch Irish on the radio ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMZR9v0tR_Q RTÉ 2fm's bilingual news bulletins, which ran from from March 1 until St. Patrick’s Day, saw every second news story presented as Gaeilge. RTÉ 2fm also launched Seo Linn’s latest single, and promoted a new educational Irish-language workbook for primary schools. The Eoghan McDermott Show was co-presented in Irish, while RTÉ 2fm also launched the Ceol 2017 album, along with Conradh na Gaeilge, with songs sung in Irish by well-known artists such as Picture This, The Blizzards, Matt Simon and The Coronas. Check out Picture This's Take My Hand as gaeilge, click here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHs-1v1A0ww It's SnaG every week on RnaG RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s video clips of RnaG presenters sharing their favourite phrases as Gaeilge proved a hit on line and especially on RTÉ RnaG's dedicated Facebook page, Watch here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGpOwN0F2qw Cupla Focal The likes of Stephen Fry, Sinéad Burke and Ronan O’Gara were among a selection of personalities who recorded video messages on what Irish meant to them. The clips were shared digital-first on RTÉ's central social platforms, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and on RTÉ You Tube. Watch Sinéad Burke http://rt.cmail20.com/t/y-l-htjyjuy-jisuiuiq-b/ and Stephen Fry. http://rt.cmail20.com/t/y-l-htjyjuy-jisuiuiq-n/ Instead of creating a one-off Seachtain na Gaeilge-specific TV show, RTÉ's digital-first strategy presented an online series of quirky stories as part of Random Acts as Gaeilge, which was subsequently broadcast as a whole programme on RTÉ One. Well-known voices filled RTÉ One on St. Patrick’s Day, with the links between programmes presented by Marty Morrisey, Bláthnaid Treacy, Ray D’Arcy, Miriam O’Callaghan and Dara Ó Cinnéide. RTÉ's central social platforms - @rte on Twitter and ExploreRTE on Facebook - provided a range of trending content, with RTÉ's digital-first content receiving hundreds of thousands of views. A new RTÉ SnaG website acted as a central hub for the new material, along with articles and features in Irish. http://rt.cmail20.com/t/y-l-htjyjuy-jisuiuiq-m/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKOrd8CI9H4 https://www.rte.ie/events/seachtain-na-gaeilge/

Random Acts as Gaeilge do Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2017
Title in English
Random Acts in Irish for Irish Week 2017
Entry Category
Kieran Hegarty Award for Innovation
Produced By
Rónán Mac An Iomaire / Kevin Cummins / Eimear O'Mahony / Neil O'Gorman / Tracey Diamond
Directed By
Eimear O'Mahony
Reporter: Sinéad Ní Churnáin  Researcher: Sharon Ní Ic&iac