“Cruinneog” is a new series on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta aimed in particular at the international Irish community around the world, including Irish-language students.
The programme, presented by Cearbhall Ó Síocháin, will cover stories from around the globe, and welcomes listener contributions.
Cruinneog (pron: Krin yogue) means globe, and the show will cover stories of interest to the international Irish community, such as the voting rights of Irish abroad for example, and different Irish festivals throughout the world.
The programme team hopes to be in touch with Irish-language circles, international Irish societies, and Irish centres wherever they may be. The show will also cover some of the tools available to those researching their ancestors, and some of the different historical societies in Ireland. Cruinneog is broadcast on Saturdays at 11 am Irish time, and you can tune in online at rte.ie/rnag, or listen via RTÉ Radio Player.
Upcoming items on the show will include, for example, a report by Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide on life in San Francisco, a piece on the history of emigration from Ireland to England, a review of the Abbey Theatre production of “The Plough and the Stars” which is to tour the UK this autumn, and analysis of the first debate in the US presidential election by Rhona Ní Chearbhaill in New York.
Presenter Cearbhall Ó Síocháin is from Dublin, and he hopes, through the show, to extend the hand of friendship to the many RnaG listeners outside of Ireland. He also intends to use the latest Soundcloud technology to invite listeners to record the sounds of their world, and to share them with the Cruinneog community.
If you have a story you would like to share, you can get in touch with programme at [email protected], you can follow them on Twitter @cruinneogrnag, and listeners can also be in touch through Facebook on the Raidió na Gaeltachta (oifigiúil) page.
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