List of Irish-language media
The following is a list of media available in the Irish language.
TG4, originally known as Teilifís na Gaeilge (TnaG), broadcasts on terrestrial television in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It has an annual budget of €34.5 million. The station has an audience of an average of 650,000 people each day in the Republic, a fifty per cent increase on what it was in the 1990s. The station's anchor shows are the long-running soap opera Ros na Rún (160,000 weekly viewership), popular teen drama Aifric, nightly news programme Nuacht TG4 (viewership circa. 8,000), current affairs programme 7 Lá and dubbed documentaries Fíorscéal. Other popular programs include or have included a dating show, Eochair an ghrá, a documentary about the Irish language abroad, Thar Sáile, travel shows such as Amú Amigos (viewership 50,000), Seacht / Seven - a university drama set in Belfast (viewership 40,000), the dating game Paisean Faisean, South Park in Irish, chat show Ardán, talent show Nollaig No. 1, and children's shows Cúla 4 and Síle.
Cúla 4 is a digital channel and carries TG4's strand of children's programmes. Programmes are broadcast Mondays–Sundays from 7 am to 9 am, then from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Irish public broadcaster RTÉ has one channel, RTÉ One, which broadcasts Irish-language programmes such as news bulletin Nuacht RTÉ and new programmes every year such as documentaries of various scandals that rocked Ireland Scannal and community programme Pobal. It was reported on Tuairisc.ie in 2018 that circa. 70,000 viewers watch Nuacht RTÉ every evening on RTÉ One.
RTÉ News Now
RTÉ News Now is a digital 24-hour news service available featuring national and international news. It broadcasts news mostly in the English language but also Nuacht RTÉ, the daily Irish language news bulletin on RTÉ 1 television.
Houses of the Oireachtas Channel
Houses of the Oireachtas Channel or Oireachtas TV is a digital television channel in the Republic of Ireland which broadcasts live from the both Irish houses of parliament Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann in Dublin and also broadcasts some Oireachtas committee meetings. It covers parliamentary debates in both official national languages English and Irish although it should be known that the vast bulk of Oireachtas debates take place through English.
BBC Two Northern Ireland
BBC Two Northern Ireland has its own Irish-language department producing some well-known programmes such as: music programme for young people Imeall Geall, music programme Blas Ceoil, youth drama Teenage Cics, documentary Isteach Chun An Oileáin, cartoon Na Dódaí, interior-decor show Gaisce Gnó and community programme Féile an Phobail. It is funded by the Irish Language Broadcast Fund which has been given £12 million over a five-year period.
Radio stations entirely in Irish
There are four radio stations that broadcast entirely in Irish:
- RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta (RnaG) - a national radio station which is part of the RTÉ franchise broadcasting throughout the entire island of Ireland with an annual budget of approximately €13 million similar in size to BBC Radio Cymru
- Raidió Rí-Rá - Conradh na Gaeilge-run youth-orientated chart music station, currently broadcasting on the internet and in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway on DAB. The station also broadcasts an hour long programme on weekday nights on Raidió na Gaeltachta and is the only youth radio station in a Celtic language. They hope to receive a national license to broadcast on FM.
Online radio stations
- Raidió Rí-Rá- Conradh na Gaeilge-run Irish language chart music internet radio station which broadcasts in some areas on DAB. Conradh na Gaeilge hope for the station to receive funding and a national license for the station to broadcast across Ireland on FM.
- Raidió na dTreabh- Proposed Irish language community radio licensed radio station in Co. Galway currently broadcasting online from Áras na nGael in the city.
Stations with daily/weekly Irish-language programming
Almost all other national, regional and local stations also have at least one (usually weekly) Irish-language programme such as the following radio stations:
- 3ZZZ; Melbourne Community Radio, Australia: Saturday and Sunday
- WFUV; New York City Public Radio Station; Sunday morning
- RTÉ Radio 1 - They broadcast the news in Irish every day.
- RTÉ 2fm - They have a couple of bilingual programmes.
- RTÉ Pulse - The Cosmo Show (bilingual LGBT gay community and scene news)
- RTÉ Junior
Regional / Community / Third Level:
- BBC Radio Foyle - Foyle area
- Féile FM - Belfast
- BBC Radio Ulster daily Gaeilge show BBC Blas (Radio Ulster) - Northern Ireland
- FM104 - County Dublin
- Near FM - Dublin North-East
- Wired FM - County Limerick
- Connemara Community Radio - County Galway
- Cork Campus Radio UCC Cork City
- Flirt FM - County Galway
- Liffey Sound FM - Lucan area Dublin
- ICR FM - County Donegal
- i102-104FM - County Mayo
- Kfm - County Kildare
- South East Radio - County Wexford
- Midlands 103
- Highland Radio - County Donegal
- Galway Bay FM - County Galway
- Ocean FM -County Sligo
- Mid-West Radio - County Mayo
- Shannonside FM - County Clare
- WLR FM - County Waterford
- Radio Kerry - County Kerry
- Tipp FM - County Tipperary
- Live 95FM - County Limerick
- Clare FM - County Clare
- Belfield FM - UCD Dublin
- Red FM - County Cork
- Phoenix 92.5FM - Dublin 15
- Westport Community Radio - County Mayo
- Radió Corca Baiscinn - County Clare
- Dundalk FM - County Louth
- Iúr FM - County Down
Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann and Giotaí
A company called Digital Audio Productions specialising in all aspects of radio programming has created two very successful Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann and Giotaí brands of Irish-language radio programmes.
Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann (Ireland's Official Top 40) is a new phenomenon, and it has become increasingly popular to hear the Irish Top 40 hits being presented entirely in Irish on what are regarded as English-language radio stations such as:
- East Coast FM
- Flirt FM
- Galway Bay FM
- Midwest Radio
- Red FM
- SPIN 1038
- Spin South West
- Wired FM
- Seachtain - weekly supplement with the Irish Independent (Wednesdays).
Newspapers with Irish-language columns
In addition to these, other newspapers which have Irish-language columns include:
- The Irish Times - weekly Irish-language page entitled Bileog published on Monday and they publish other Irish-language articles and some Irish-language news in English on their Treibh page on their website
- Irish News - Belfast-based daily newspaper for Northern Ireland; daily Irish-language pages
- Andersonstown News - based in Belfast; Irish-language columns
- Metro Éireann - Irish-language columns
- Irish Daily Star - Irish-language column (Saturdays)
- Irish Echo - Irish-language columns
- Evening Echo - weekly Irish-language segment
- The Connaught Telegraph - Irish-language columns
- The College View - Dublin City University student newspaper; Irish-language columns
- An t-Eagrán - Dublin Institute of Technology student newspaper; Irish-language segment
- An Focal - University of Limerick student newspaper; Irish-language columns
- The Nationalist (Carlow) - Weekly Irish-language segment from Glór Cheatharlach
- An Gael (print and digital) - international literary journal based in the United States
- An Gaeilgeoir
- An Lúibín - Australian fortnightly newsletter (language, culture, environment, current affairs); see Irish Language Association of Australia website
- An Músgraigheach - 1943–1945
- An t-Eolaí - science magazine
- An Phoblacht - Sinn Féin magazine- has Irish-language page
- An tUltach - "Ulsterman" magazine- run by the Ulster branch of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League).
- Beo - topical monthly online magazine (now available in archived form only)
- Comhar - monthly literary and current affairs magazine
- Feasta - monthly literary and current affairs magazine
- Gaelscoil - education magazine
- Harvard Celtic Colloquium - 1981-1994
- International Congress of Celtic Studies - 1959–1995
- Iris na Gaeilge - magazine from the society Irish Cambridge
- Journal of Celtic Language Learning
- Journal of Celtic Linguistics
- Luimne - Mary Immaculate College magazine, 1999–2000
- Muintir Acla
- Nós - popular monthly youth magazine
- Popnuacht - pop news
- Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie - 1987-1997
- An t-Áis Aonad
- Cló Iar-Chonnacht
- Cois Life Teoranta
- An Gúm
- Cló Mhaigh Eo
- Futa Fata
- An tSnáithid Mhór
- Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge
- An Clóchomhar
- Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann
- An Sagart
- Ollscoil Náisiúnta na hÉireann Má Nuad
- Sáirséal - Ó Marcaigh
- Cumann Seanchas Ard Mhacha
- Sliabh an Fhiolair Teoranta
- Cló Chaisil
- Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS)
- Glór na nGael
- Leabhar Breac
- Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
- Púca Press
Irish language online book shops
- An Ceathrú Póilí - anceathrupoili.com
- Conradh na Gaeilge - cnagsiopa.com
- Litríocht.ie - litriocht.ie
- Siopa.ie - siopa.ie
- Údar.ie - udar.ie
Multilingual Irish publishers
Online news channels
- TG4 television channel
- Nuacht RTÉ RTE.ie
- Nuacht TG4 TG4.ie
- RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Nuacht Gaeltachta RTE.ie
- MOLSCÉAL TG4
- Meon Eile (Belfast-based news website with videos)
- Facebook in Irish
- Google in Irish
- Gmail in Irish
- European Union Twitter in Irish
- Wordpress Gaeilge
- Tearma.ie Terminology website
- vBulletin version: 3.7.4 Internet forum software package
- Boards.ie (Learning Irish forum)
- Boards.ie Teach na nGealt (Irish language forum in Irish)
- Politics.ie (Political Irish-language forum including non-political discussion)
- Daon Phoblacht Chorcaí (Cork-based Irish-language forum)
- Slugger O'Toole (occasionally has articles in Irish)
- Daltaí na Gaeilge (U.S.A-based Irish language organisation with online discussion forum).
- Ó Dónaill & De Bhaldraithe (Gaeilge > Béarla Irish to English)
- Pota Focal (ever expanding word and phrase dictionary)
- Duinnín (published in 1924 and still relevant)
- Gogan (30,000 words not published in any other Irish to English dictionary)
- Tearma.ie (terminology dictionary)
- Dictionary of Irish language (Old and Middle Irish to English dictionary)
- Foclóir Nua (collecting and compiling ongoing)
Place name translator
Print to voice
Several computer software products have the option of an Irish-language interface. Prominent examples include KDE, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and various language packs for Microsoft products including Microsoft Office. VBulletin the most popular software for hosting online chat forums has an Irish-language option. The option of using it is available on PeoplesRepublicofCork.com.
In 2012 Derry City-based independent developer Black Market Games released Dead Hungry Diner, a fast-paced action-puzzler video game. An Irish-language version of Dead Hungry Diner, in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge, was subsequently made available for free from Black Market Games' website, with the intent of promoting learning through Irish. This is credited as being the first commercial video game to be released in Irish.
Minecraft has an Irish language option in a game released in 2012 in version 1.3.1.
In 2015 the video game developer John Romero released a remake of the 1980s PC platformer, Dangerous Dave, featuring Irish as one of its languages. Romero currently resides and works in Galway. Another game on which Romero was a key developer - Commander Keen - was used in 2005 by a fan called Benvolio to make a mod entirely in the Irish language: Bunny Basher 2.
In 2008 the mobile phone maker Samsung said that it would create a mobile phone specifically for the Irish-language market, which would include Irish-language predictive text. Later that year Samsung announced that all of its new phones launched from 2009 onwards would have "Gael Fón" - a feature allowing Irish as a language option, including predictive text, which was developed by the company - as standard.
Irish language apps
- Abair leat (Irish language social networking site app)
- Ag Sparoi le Claude
- Aibítear na nAinmhithe agus na nÉan
- An Chraic
- Bábóg Baby
- Cliúsaíocht as Gaeilge
- Cúla 4
- Enjoy Irish
- Get the Focal
- Greann Gaeilge
- Mo Shiopa Lidl
- Olly an Veain Bheag Bhán
Gradaim Chumarsáide an Oireachtais
Once every year Oireachtas na Gaeilge hold Gradaim Chumarsáide an Oireachtais which are the annual Irish language awards for the Irish language media.
- Irish language
- Official Languages Act 2003
- Gaeltacht Act 2012
- Bailte Seirbhísí Gaeltachta
- Líonraí Gaeilge
- 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030
- Irish language in Northern Ireland
- Gaelic Revival - Irish-language revival
- Irish language outside Ireland
- Scottish Gaelic
- Gaelic broadcasting in Scotland
- List of Celtic-language media
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- "Firefox in Irish". mozdev.org. Retrieved 2007-06-19.
- "Bogearra den scoth, chomh maith agus a bhí sé ariamh, anois as Gaeilge" (in Irish). openoffice.org. Retrieved 2007-06-19.
- "Windows XP Pacáiste Comhéadan Gaeilge" (in Irish). Microsoft. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-06-19..
- TechCentral.ie - Ghosts and Ghouls game as Gaeilge rises for Halloween: Caife Craosach a first for PC gaming
- World Irish - The first computer game in Irish has been released
- "Language – Minecraft Wiki". minecraft.gamepedia.com. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- - Game design legend John Romero launches Irish language game
- RTÉ News - Gaeilge on your phone