Through a mixture of animation, green screen and location filming, this series reveals the history of the Irish language by shining a humourous light on the historical and mythological stories that are associated with it.
Fun, fresh and frisky, Scéal na Gaeilge is presented and written by Alan Titley, directed by Diarmuid Goggins and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG.
Often people have little or no understanding of what the Irish language is, where it comes from, or who spoke it. People don’t realise that the Irish language was the language spoken by Cú Chulainn, Saint Patrick, Brian Boru, Macbeth and Daniel O’Connell.
It was the language of Irish society for thousands of years and remained the dominant language up until the time of the Great Famine.
People are unaware that on even the most superficial of investigations into their own familial background, they’re bound to discover that only a few generations ago many of their families communicated through the Irish language.
“With Scéal na Gaeilge we have attempted to do something new with the standard historical documentary series. By presenting this series in a fast paced, fun and irreverant style, I hope that we can attract those who have an interest in the language as well as those who don’t.
In my opinion the Irish Language belongs to us all, and the history of the Irish Language is the history of Ireland.”
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