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Irish Language Movies

Any good sources for finding Irish language programs or movies?

2 years ago

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2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001
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that was really helpful. I love trying to learn from foreign movies in their original languages. The experience is just better. These movies and songs are created by people who know the language and the culture.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Believe it or not, the 2015 movie "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" was available in Irish cinemas as SpongeBob an Scannán: Spúinse as Uisce because many of the potential audience know SpongeBob as a gaeilgeoir on TG4.

http://www.todayfm.com/reader/421.445.1142/15107/0/

Unfortunately, I have never been able to find out if this soundtrack is available on any commercially available DVD or BluRay, or on any streaming service.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Wow!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

I tried to see it in the cinema but it was too loud for my 3 yr old. I thought all dvd verions had Irish soundtrack but I may be mistaken

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

Song of the sea /amhráin na mara has an Irish audio track, depending where you but it. Look at fine detail on back to be sure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/larryone
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It's an amazing movie too

2 years ago

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Love the soundtrack. Some of the songs they are singing as Gaeilge, right?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoChuisleMoChroi
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Yes, notably "Dúlamàn" it is a folk song about seaweed. My mother used to sing it to me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/larryone
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I sing it to my daughter all the time =0) I have the Dónal Lunny version on my laptop, she demands it anytime I have laptop out....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

I thought all were, but memory may be failing me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

Song of the Sea is still included with Amazon Prime in the US, so if you are in the US and have an Amazon Prime account, make some time to watch it!

http://www.amazon.com/Song-Sea-David-Rawle/dp/B00TFVZXHA/

2 years ago

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I just tried, and only found it in English; is there a way to watch it in Irish from Amazon?

1 year ago

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Book of Kells :) the animated Irish movie - same production team I believe

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bryji

"The Secret of Kells"

2 years ago

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yup that's it thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

According to the details on Amazon.com, the DVD that is available in the US only has English and French audio tracks available.

A version with the Irish language audio track is available, but I can't find any details of whether that version is region-free:
https://www.litriocht.com/product/song-of-the-seaamhran-na-mara/

(Amazon.co.uk doesn't give details of what language tracks are available on the DVD and BluRays of this movie that it sells, but it does say that they are Region 2, which means that they may not play in US DVD players).

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RabbitsRabbits

Here's an Irish language film on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqYtG9BNhfM

RTE have some Irish shows sometimes, you can watch them on rteplayer.ie

You can listen to RnaG free on the internet. I used to listen to it all the time 10 years ago, It mostly caters for the gaeltachts, but it also wants to bring Irish into the modern age. So you get some really amazing indie music shows, you get pop music, you get traditional music, you get the death notices (!) and you get some interesting talk radio. At least that's how it was when I was a fan.

2 years ago

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Here's a documentary about an Irish writer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqZ5wOPhkwo .. There are a lot of resources on youtube but you kind of need to know what to look for. Here's a documentary about The Blaskets in English, but at the time there were still people who didn't speak English living in those areas so a lot of the interviews are in Irish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM166JoI-Us

A bit of sean nós for yee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-FjLb1V9DE

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

RTE have some Irish shows sometimes, you can watch them on rteplayer.ie

You'll find a much better selection on the Irish Language television channel's website http://www.TG4.ie

2 years ago

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The complete Harry Potter series has been dubbed and aired on TG4. You might catch re runs!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knocksedan

And they're pretty well done too, though I would imagine that they must be geo-restricted - even dubbed into Irish, they have English subtitles as far as I can remember, so I doubt that TG4 would be allowed to stream them outside Ireland.

2 years ago

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if you ever see them being aired or to download please post a link :) thanks

2 years ago

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I am afraid they won't re-run. I talked with someone on TG4 and they lost rights to display it. But as she told me, they will try to "give" the voice to people who produce DVD and perhaps next version of HP that comes out would have Irish on it.

If you are lucky you might find someone that saved the movies from first time they were on TV.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SatharnPHL

Physical distribution of DVDs is rapidly going the way of the dodo, and the best chance for something like this being available is if Netflix could be persuaded to support an Irish audio track. I wouldn't say that it's likely, but the potential audience is probably a bit larger than for a physical DVD, and growing rather than shrinking.

If Netflix supports alternative audio tracks for other titles, it wouldn't be much extra overhead to support Irish for the relatively small number of titles that have such alternative audio available.

I recently checked Song of the Sea on Amazon Prime, and it did not have the Irish sound track available as an option.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rjcrjc7313

if you check out Irishfilmboards.ie they have a bunch of Irish films. Would recommend Fillean an feal with Cillian Murphy, entertaing film but also very easy to understand and good for learners

1 year ago

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Also would like to mention the short film 'Rogairi' also available on youtube. It's by far the best directed, shot and produced gearrscannan I've seen however EXTREME CAUTION is advised, there is some disturbing/gruesome imagery in it (especially towards the end) which will make your stomach turn, so you were warned.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicoNicoNerd

There's a really good movie I find myself watching ALL the time. It's called Song of the Sea, and there's some Irish myths and songs in the film. Maybe you could practice your language skills by writing the lyrics to the songs, and translating them to English.

I looked down in the comments, and there's another Irish movie by the name of The Secret of Kells. It's by the same people who made Song of the Sea. If I could, I would watch it, because Song of the Sea is such a great movie.

8 months ago

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"The Secret of Kells" and "Song of the Sea" were both nominated for Oscars in the Best Animated Feature category. The 3rd feature from Cartoon Saloon "The Breadwinner" has also been nominated for an Oscar this year (Cartoon Saloon has made 3 feature length animated movies and all 3 got Oscar nominations - that's pretty impressive!)

("The Breadwinner" is not set in Ireland, or based on Irish mythology)

8 months ago

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in case you're not aware, there is a dubbed Irish version (also includes Irish subtitles) called 'Amhran na Mara', I saw it for free on the Tg4 website about a month ago but can't find it there again. Its one of the easier Irish films to understand and I would recommend it for learners

8 months ago

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Is there any way possible for me to watch the Harry Potter series as Gaeilge? I now they dubbed them but I can't find them available, would happily purchased them if they can't be viewed for free on the internet

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizabethS746001
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Does anyone know of any movies (titles) that I can check our on amazon digital to watch in the Irish language?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EztizenS
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There's a documentary about the Irish language, "No Béarla", that you can find on YouTube. It has English subtitles. It's nice to practice the language while learning a little about the culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyll-bBZzyk

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bik1973

You should be able to find bilingual films such as Kings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_(film) or a Terrible Beauty easily enough. TG4 is probably the best source though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/torowan
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For Kings, that URL has been changed to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_(2007_film)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tillephant

Last year right after my arrival I watched "Poitín" which was the first feature film made in Irish language. A pretty harsh and naturalistic film, maybe not to everybody's taste, but I quite enjoyed it and think about giving it another try after remembering a bit more Irish. They seem to be selling copies on this website: http://conamara.org/index.php?page=poitin

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpfan5
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I believe the Irish/Gaelic language abbreviation is 'GLE' if anyone is searching .. ex: ENG = English, SWE= Swedish, RUS, Russian etc

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hpfan5
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What are some children's shows specifically in Irish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mona-Maire
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TG4's Aifric is kind of watchable

3 months ago