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Seven nominations for TG4 programmes in the Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards of Excellence 2024


TG4 has received seven nominations for the 2024 Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards for Excellence announced today. This year’s festival will be the 45th Celtic Media Festival and it will take place in Cardiff, Wales from the 4th – 6th of June 2024.

TG4 received nominations across multiple genres. These include:

Misneach- Alex Lee which has been shortlisted in Sports Documentary category. An Irish and Geography teacher in Galway’s Bish by day, Alex began his journey as a para-athlete in 2018. In the past 6 years he has learned how to walk, how to run and how to sprint. Filmed over 18 months, this documentary captures the incredible story of how Alex Lee became Ireland’s first bladerunner. Featuring personal archive detailing much of Alex’s journey, this is a story about persistence, grit and a refusal to give up. Produced by Midas Productions.

Pic: Alex Lee

Gráinne Seoige’s documentary Meanapás: Meon Nua received a nomination in Single Documentary category. This documentary explored the topic of menopause and the way in which it is handled in this country. She examined the challenges associated with the menopause and met with women across the country to hear their stories. She crossed paths with experts, politicians and women in order to get the full picture on the topic. Produced by Tyrone Productions.

Pic: Gráinne Seoige – TG4. Credit Owen Behan

Reds na hÉireann has been nominated for a Torc in History category. This is a revealing TV documentary exploring communism in Ireland until the fall of the Soviet Union. Through intimate, irreverent and entertaining interviews and a rich cache of archival footage, it traces the rise, challenges, and impact of communism on Irish politics, society, and culture. The documentary climaxes with the Soviet Union’s collapse and reflects on communism’s legacy in Ireland. Produced by Up and Away Media Limited.

Pic: Reds na hÉireann

Fleadh Beo 2023 has received a nomination in the Live Music Programme category. Live from Mullingar for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2023, the world’s largest festival of Irish music, song and dance. From well-known names to newly crowned All-Ireland champions, audiences were treated to four consecutive nights of live entertainment coming from the town where the very first Fleadh Cheoil was held in 1951. Produced by Power Pictures.

Pic: Presenters Fleadh Beo – Credit Melissa Mannion

In the Children’s Programmes category M’Ainm Mo Scéal has received a nomination. This is a children’s series about the meaning and the stories associated with given names. Produced by Ronin Films.


Éire Eile has been nominated in the Short Form category. This is a documentary series presented by Cóilí Collins aka Shampain, that examines various subcultures and scenes enjoyed by Ireland’s youth; everything from hip-hop in Limerick to wheelchair basketball in Cork. A positive celebration of inclusion, representation and diversity. Produced by Black Gate Productions (Tra Gheall Limited).

Pic: Cóilí Collins aka Shampain

In the Feature Documentary category Lyra has been nominated for a Torc. An intimate portrait of the life and death of Northern Irish investigative Journalist Lyra McKee, told through her own work and words. Produced by Erica Starling Productions Ltd.

Pic: Lyra McKee

Alan Esslemont Director General TG4 and Chair Celtic Media Festival said, “TG4 is delighted to receive seven nominations from the Celtic Media Festival Torc Awards. These nominations showcase TG4 ‘s range of high-quality productions for audiences. We look forward to this year’s festival in Cardiff to celebrate the best of Celtic Media.”


Media Contact in TG4:
Linda Ní Ghríofa | TG4 Communications Editor |

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