Several members of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s team in Donegal have been shortlisted for three categories at the international Celtic Media Festival.
The morning magazine programme “Barrscéalta”, presented by Áine Ní Churráin, is on the shortlist for Best Magazine Programme; Dónall Mac Ruairí is shortlisted for Radio Personality of the Year; the radio series “Glórtha Aduaidh”, about growing up during the Troubles, which was presented by Dónall Mac Ruairí, is on the shortlist for Best Documentary; and “Rónán Beo @ 3”, presented by Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí, is in the running for an award in the Best Music Programme category.
The winners will be announced at the Celtic Media Festival in Dungarvan, County Waterford, from April 20th to 22nd.
“It’s an excellent achievement for us to have these nominations to the international rounds of the Celtic Media Festival,” Edel Ní Chuireáin, ceannaire, or head of station, said. “They recognise the skill and experience of our broadcasters and production teams, and I’d like to congratulate all of the nominees.”
Dónall Mac Ruairí presents the music programme, “Cóisir Cheoil”, at 4.15pm, Monday to Friday, and also presents documentary programmes during the summer. “Barrscéalta” airs 11am, Monday to Friday, and “Rónán Beo @ 3” airs from 3 to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday.
“Glórtha Aduaidh” was a co-production with Raidió Fáilte in Belfast.