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23
May

Michael Davitt: Radacach, TG4, Wednesday 29 May at 9.30pm

23/05/19

Dearcán Media’s new drama-documentary Michael Davitt: Radacah presents the life of Michael Davitt, the Mayo born revolutionary and land activist, a hugely significant figure in Irish and British political life in the late […]

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20
May

Paul Henry, Portráid Éireannach,TG4, Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 9.30pm 

20/05/19

In this new documentary for TG4, Antaine Ó Donnaile investigates how a Belfast Baptist came to create the quintessential image of the west of Ireland. Exactly 100 years after Paul Henry’s departure from […]

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13
May

An Focal Scoir, BBC Two Northern Ireland, Monday 13 May at 10pm

13/05/19

An Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back tonight, Monday 13 May at 10pm. The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge […]

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10
May

Celtic Media Festival marks 40 years with outstanding festival programme

10/05/19

Bafta, Joe.ie, BFI set to converge on Aviemore, Scotland, alongside BBC, RTÉ and a range of international broadcasters. The Celtic Media Festival in Association with Screen Scotland today announced the details of its […]

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09
May

Applications open for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme 2019

09/05/19

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers for the ILBF New Entrant Scheme. Trainees on the schemes will learn the craft of television while on placement […]

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09
May

Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond, Sunday 12 May, BBC Two NI, 10pm

09/05/19

Tír Eoghain: The Unbreakable Bond is the untold narrative behind the most successful minor team in the history of the GAA – the Tyrone Class of 1997/1998. Featuring Tyrone manager Mickey Harte and […]

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29
Apr

Irish Language Broadcast Fund announces funding decisions for 2019

29/04/19

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) is delighted to announce its latest funding decisions for 2019. Funding was awarded across a wide genre of TV and online content with a total […]

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19
Apr

Sam Henry Songs Of The People, Sunday 21 April, BBC Two NI

19/04/19

A new series for BBC Northern Ireland explores the unique story of Sam Henry and his monumental music collection – Songs of the People – that is often referred to as an ‘Ulster […]

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16
Apr

Scéal na Beatha, Wednesday 17 April at 9.30pm on TG4

16/04/19

Scéal na Beatha, a documentary produced by Below The Radar with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund will be broadcast on TG4 on the 17th of April at 9.30pm. With […]

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11
Apr

Mná Spóirt: Croí is Anam on BBC Two NI and TG4

11/04/19

Aoife Ní Chaiside is a camogie superstar. The All-Ireland winning former captain of her club, Slaughtneil, and county and provincial champion is also a fervent ambassador of women’s sports. In a new three-part […]

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10
Apr

Irish language feature film ‘Aithrí’ to premiere on TG4 this Easter

10/04/19

Derry-based film maker Tom Collins’ star-studded, Irish language feature film, ‘Aithrí/Penance’ is to have its television premiere on TG4 this Easter. Shot in Derry & Donegal and inspired by a short story from […]

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03
Apr

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards

03/04/19

Celtic Media Festival reveals nominees for 2019 awards The Celtic Media Festival has revealed the nominees for the prestigious Torc Awards for Excellence, including several nominations for Northern Ireland talent. The winners are set to be announced […]

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22
Mar

Oilithreacht, Monday 25th March, 10pm, BBC2 Northern Ireland

22/03/19

Filmed during the summer of 2018, this three-part series documents a 12-week season on the sacred site of Lough Derg, Co. Donegal. Made by DoubleBand Films for BBC Gaeilge and RTÉ with support […]

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14
Mar

£10,000 prize for Celtic Media Festival’s International Pitching Forum 2019

14/03/19

The Celtic Media Festival (CMF) has announced an extended submissions deadline for its International Pitching Forum, which offers a £10,000 development fund prize for the winning pitch. This year’s festival – the 40th […]

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13
Mar

BBC Northern Ireland and TG4 celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Daniel O’Donnell and guests

13/03/19

On St Patrick’s Day, join Daniel O’Donnell as he hosts a special concert recorded at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh. Ceiliúradh na Féile Pádraig will bring viewers a stellar cast of singers, dancers, […]

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07
Mar

Belfast Boxer Barnes goes 12 rounds with the Irish language

07/03/19

Two-time Olympic bronze winner Paddy Barnes has his heart set on a different sort of medal – the Fáinne Airgid, a silver ring-shaped pin given to those with a good level of spoken Irish. […]

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18
Feb

The Oscars of Traditional Music Makes Triumphant Return to Belfast

18/02/19

TG4’s Gradam Ceoil returned to Belfast last night to captivate traditional music fans for a second year running, celebrating the achievements of musicians from Ireland and across the world. Over 1000 attendees enjoyed […]

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15
Feb

Weekend of music to take place in Belfast ahead of Gradam Ceoil 2019

15/02/19

Belfast trad fans are in for a treat as TG4’s traditional music awards, Gradam Ceoil 2019, is set to take place at the Waterfront Hall on Sunday 17th February. Known as the ‘Oscars […]

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11
Jan

Ceol ón Chlann 3, Sunday 13th January at 10.30pm on TG4

11/01/19

Ceol ón Chlann, the documentary series that offers a fresh insight into the heritage of various Irish musical families, their legacy and their continuing significance in modern Ireland’s musical tapestry, will return to […]

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08
Jan

ILBF series ‘Beidh Aonach Amárach’ offers insight into Ireland’s agricultural shows

08/01/19

Witness the excitement, tension and fun exhibited at Ireland’s country fairs in Beidh Aonach Amárach on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 9.30pm on TG4. With 140 agricultural shows across Ireland, thousands of competitors […]

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19
Dec

Tune into ILBF content this Christmas season

19/12/18

A number of projects supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund (ILBF) are set to broadcast on TG4 over the Christmas period. Ar Theallach an Dóchais, will broadcast for the first […]

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15
Nov

Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund announce second season of Amharc

15/11/18

TG4, BBC Gaeilge and Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund are delighted to announce the second season of ‘Amharc’. ‘Amharc’ was created to support the production of landmark creative films on the […]

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09
Nov

The Irish language magazine series, I Lár an Aonaigh, returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland

09/11/18

The Irish language magazine series, I Lár an Aonaigh, returns to BBC Two Northern Ireland on Monday 12th November at 10pm. I Lár an Aonaigh is a Below The Radar TV production for BBC Gaeilge with funding […]

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24
Oct

Féile: 30 Bliain ag Fás (Féile: 30 Years of Growth), Sunday 28 October, 10.30pm, BBC Two Northern Ireland

24/10/18

Since it began in 1988, Féile an Phobail in West Belfast has grown into one of the biggest community festivals in Europe. That first Féile was a day-long celebration with a carnival parade […]

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19
Oct

Welcome to a multiplatform, immersive experience, a first for Irish broadcasting

19/10/18

Did you know Derry City plays host to Europe’s biggest Halloween Festival and this year for the first time you can share in the festivities – with a multi-platform experience like no other.  Samhain […]

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