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RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has been nominated for two awards at this year’s Celtic Film and Television Festival which takes place in Cardiff from 6th-9th April. Radio and television programme makers, as well as film makers from Celtic countries, will gather in the Welsh capital for the announcement of this year’s awards.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has been nominated in the Documentary Programmes Category for the programme Chun Suain i Ros na gCaorach, which was produced and presented by Mairéad Uí Chuaig. The national Irish language station has also received a nomination in a new category – ‘Radio Station of the Year’. Radio Awards will be presented on Thursday 7th April.
A special edition of the programme ‘Barrscéalta’ will be broadcast live from the festival at 11.02am on both 7th and 8th April.
Eleven RTÉ Television and Radio broadcasts have been shortlisted for the 2011 Celtic Media Awards across 10 different categories. There are seven RTÉ Television programmes, three RTÉ Radio programmes and one RTÉ Radio personality nominated. RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has been shortlisted for ‘Station of the Year’. The station previously won the award in 2009 and was shortlisted in 2010.
Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí, presenter of Rónán Beo @3 on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, is nominated for Radio Personality of the Year
Three RTÉ Radio documentaries are nominated in the Radio Documentary category. “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Mad About Ned”, both broadcast in the RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One slot, are nominated. I Could Have Danced All Night traces the path of well-known Ennis character, Michael Tierney, who before his time, wore make-up and had a large collection of wigs, some blonde with pigtails and others jet-black like Elvis, and Mad about Ned tells the story of 80 year old Traveller man Ned McDonagh, whose passion for singing lifts spirits wherever he goes.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta documentary, “Athrú Saoil – An tSiúr Mairéad Mic Dhonnchadha”, tells the story of Sister Máiréad Nic Dhonnchadha from Spiddal who made the decision to become a nun at 50 years of age, having spent most of her life until then working in the Central Bank.
The Celtic Media Festival’s aim is to promote the languages and cultures of the Celtic countries on screen and in broadcasting. The 2011 Celitc Media Festival takes place from 13th to 15th April in the Western Isles, Scotland
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