Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair are the winners of the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Bliain na Gaeilge Radio Competition, in conjunction with Foras na Gaeilge.
Head of the RTÉRnaG, Ceannaire Gearóid Mac Donncha, announced the winner on the Tús Áite programme last night.
The programme entitled Ár Scoil, ár bpobal i mbliain na Gaeilge 2018 was broadcast last Thursday, and gave listeners an insight into different aspects of community life in gaoth Dobhair during 2018 including football, the language planning process, music, culture, drama and youth.
For the programme, the pupils went out to speak to different community leaders in these various areas about the work completed during Bliain na Gaeilge in 2018, and its relevance and importance to the health of the language.
Those featured in the programme included Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, footballer Kevin Cassidy, dramatist Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and Tom Beag Mac Giolla Easpaig from the CLG Ghaoth Dobhair management team.
Head of RTÉRnaG, Gearóid Mac Donncha, said: “The programme from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair stood out for several reasons. It was put together very well, very professionally. It was rooted in the community there, and they spoke to a wide range of people for the programme. As well as that, the presentation was very natural. This is a well-deserved win, and I’d like to congratulate them on their award.”
The €1000 prize, sponsored by Foras na Gaeilge, will be presented to the school on the Barrscéalta programme on Wednesday.
You can hear the programme at rte.ie/rnag