This article is about the TV series. For the name and people named Aifric, see
( Aifric Irish pronunciation: ) is an [æfʲrʲɪc] Irish-language TV series aimed at young teenagers, directed by Paul Mercier.
The first of the weekly thirteen-part series began broadcasting on 31 October 2006, the date of
TG4's tenth anniversary.
The series follows the life of Aifric whose wacky family have just moved to a new town in the West of Ireland. The 14yr old wants nothing more than to fit in but feels her family will not make it easy for her. Her mother is a new-age hippy who has banned television, while her father is a wannabe rock star, not to mention her annoying little brother.
As well as on
TG4, Aifric is also shown on BBC Alba, where it is dubbed in Scottish Gaelic.
Characters [ edit ]
Aifric de Spáinn
Clíona Ní Chíosain The lead role. Aifric is a shy and quirky teenage girl.
Aifric's best friend.
Aifric's rival; Claudia is blonde, wealthy, arrogant, and selfish.
Traolach de Spáinn
Kevin O'Dwyer/(Hanzel Cian Shanley, in earlier episodes)
Aifric's younger brother. He is an intelligent and quirky child and has a keen interest in
Janis de Spáinn
Aifric and Traolach's mother.
Tom de Spáinn
Aifric and Traolach's father. He is an accountant by profession, but rock musician by aspiration
Eccentric classmate of Aifric's; has few (if any) friends; plays the cymbals.
Aifric's classmate. He is the seemingly attainable "Hottie" of the group.
Aifric's classmate. He has a crush on Aifric.
Cárthach Bán Breathnach
Maidhc's right hand man and the chief messer
The "surfer dude" of the series, who Aifric had a crush on at the start of season 2.
The strange character with an odd fondness for jellyfish.
Over 95% of the production budget was spent in the
The production employed over 170 crew and a cast of almost 150 actors.
In August 2004, there was a national talent search which auditioned hopeful teenagers for the many young roles in the show, including that of Aifric.
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Aifric won best Children's/Youth programme at the 2009
Irish Film and Television Awards, and was nominated for Best Irish Language show. [1 ]
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