Irish TV, Radio, Podcasts and YouTube!
This discussion is designed to be a convenient list of links that you can use to immerse yourself in Irish. There may not be many links right now, but this will continue to grow. If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments.
- TG4: Ireland's national Irish-language channel. Shows available free on the TG4 Player. Notable shows:
- One Minute Irish
- An Saol ó Dheas
- (More Podcasts need to be added!)
- TG Lurgan: Music covers (as Gaeilge) and Irish video lessons. Notable videos:
- Clisare: Videos using casual Irish. Notable videos:
So, like I said, this list is far from extensive, but will continue to grow, so you can immerse yourself further. Enjoy!
Raidió agus Podchraoltaí:
- Raidió na Gaeltachta - current affairs, chat, Irish music
- Raidió na Life - pop, chat, Irish music
- Raidió Fáilte - chat, Irish music
- Raidió Rí-Rá - pop
- Latest Podcasts - all of RnaG's podcasts
This is part of the TG4 archives. It has a lot of the best known sean-nós songs, with lyrics and video in most cases.
C.U. Burn - A very good comedy series in Donegal Irish, but don't let that scare you. There's a few videos all over Youtube.
For the more advanced learners, the Doegen Records are a great resource to listen to Irish folklore and some old songs. These were recorded from 1928 to 1932, so they contain a few dialects that have since died. Each recording is transcribed and translated into English.
The Folklore Collection was largely collected in the 1930s from schools. School children were asked to collect all sorts of information from the older generations such as old cures and folklore. While most of it is in English, there are quite a few written in the pre-caighdeán Irish spelling and script, so it might be difficult for beginners.
Other Learning Resources
I have been using TG4.ie for listening and watching Irish. But now that I have (still) problems with understanding Irish that well, I need subtitles. As far as my eolas is, Rós na Rún and Saol faoi Shráid do have subtitles as Gaeilge. Does anybody know which shows do also have subtitles as Gaeilge? Go raibh maith agaibh already!