Alan Titley with a character from the “Story of Ireland”Scéal na Gaeilge

The documentary series “Scéal na Gaeilge” (“The Story of Ireland”) wins the main award for TV series/programme of the year at the annual Oireachtas Communication Awards.

“Scéal na Gaeilge” is a two part documentary series which traces the journey of the Irish language from earliest times to the present day.

Through a mixture of animation, green screen, and location filming, this series reveals the history of the Irish language by shining a humorous light on the historical and mythological stories that are associated with it.

The Oireachtas Communication Awards are an annual event to celebrate excellence in Irish language TV, Radio, Journalism, and web-media. Only one coveted prize is awarded to a series or program chosen from all TV genres.

This year the award was won by the production company ROSG for their groundbreaking series “Scéal na Gaeilge”.

Speaking at the award ceremony, producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh said, “It’s a great honor for us to win this award as it is the highest accolade given for Irish Language media. I believe we have shown that a documentary series can be presented in a fun, visual and informative style, whatever the subject matter. In this case it was a subject very close to my heart, the history of the Irish language.”

Here’s the promo for the show:

Here’s another clip for the show: