Casting call in Glencolmcille

Glencolmcille is to be the filming location for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s new promotional advert on television. And they’re looking for Irish speaking actors - or aspiring actors - to take part. Auditions will take place this Saturday in Oideas Gael.

Glencolmcille is to be the filming location for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s new promotional advert on television. And they’re looking for Irish speaking actors - or aspiring actors - to take part. Auditions will take place this Saturday in Oideas Gael.

The Gaeltacht village was the winner of a national competition to select the filming location.

To celebrate the making of the promo, Raidió na Gaeltachta will take over Gleann Cholm Cille for the shoot day on Thursday, June 30, with live transmissions, music, food and craic. The party will form the backdrop for the promo, with up to 100 people needed as extras preferably GAA club members, supporters, teachers, parents, dancers, etc. All are welcome to join on the day as well.

In addition, there will be an open casting this Saturday, June 11, from 11am to 5pm in Oideas Gael to find budding actors to take part in the promo along with Raidió na Gaeltachta presenters Seán Bán Breathnach, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí, Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and Cian Ó Cíobháin.

The director and the producer of the promo will be in Glencolmcille on Saturday to find people for eight featured parts. They would also love to see anyone else who would like to volunteer as extras. The casting call is open to anyone from Gaeltacht areas, or Irish speakers, from all over the country, with no need for acting experience. Featured parts will receive a small gratuity, but all other parts will be on a voluntary basis.

The featured cast will include:

GAA Players: Three players will be featured but Raidió na Gaeltachta would like the whole local GAA club on board for the broader shoot too. So if you play for a local team, please come along.

Irish Dancers: One special girl is to feature in the promo, probably 7 to 12 years old, but lots of other dancers and teachers will be needed too so RnaG would love to hear from local dancing schools.

Young Lad: A young guy, 16-21 years. If you look like you’re into your music and a listener of Cian Ó Cíobháin’s An Taobh Tuathail show, then get in touch.

Women: We want three women who love the chats! If you’re over 50, with a good hearty laugh let’s hear from you.

Má tá Gaeilge agat, beidh muid ag súil go mór le casadh leat in Oideas Gael Dé Sathairn.

Further information available at www.rte.ie/rnag or on the facebook page Raidió na Gaeltachta Oifigiúil or phone Catríona Nic Seoin on 074 973 0894.