Excitement is building in Gleann Cholm Cille in anticipation of the Big Day Out on Thursday next, June 30 when RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will take over the area for the day to film a new TV promo featuring RnaG presenters, together with the local community. Last month the village was announced as winner of the national competition run by Raidió na Gaeltachta, and open to all Gaeltacht areas, to find a location in which to record the promo.
The day itself promises to be great fun, with the local community expected to turn out in their droves to take part in the recording, and to enjoy live music and a barbeque as part of the day’s events. The Raidió na Gaeltachta Ródaí, their mobile studio, will decamp to the area for the day and Barrscéalta will be presented live from there by Michelle Nic Grianna at 11 am, and that will be followed after lunch by another live broadcast of music programme Binneas Béil at 2 pm, presented by Dónall Mac Ruairí.
The TV promo will feature RnaG presenters Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí, Seán Bán Breathnach, Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and Cian Ó Cíobháin, not forgetting the local community including members of Naomh Columba GAA, young Irish dancers from local dancing schools Bonner Cannon and Cunningham McNelis, as well as some well-known characters from the area.
A warm welcome is extended by Raidió na Gaeltachta to the community of southwest Donegal to come along.