‘Scéal na Gaeilge’ wins best TV series/programme at the Oireachtas Communication Awards

The Oireachtas Communication Awards are an annual event to celebrate excellence in Irish language TV, Radio, Journalism and Web media.

One coveted prize is awarded to a series or program chosen from all TV genre, Drama, Documentary, Current Affairs, Light Entertainment, Reality, etc. This year the award was won by ROSG for their ground-breaking series Scéal na Gaeilge.

Interviewed at the award ceremony, Producer Ciarán Ó Cofaigh said;

‘It’s a great honour for us to win this award as it is the highest accolade given for Irish Language media.  I believe we have shown that a documentary series can be presented in a fun, visual and informative style, whatever the subject matter.  In this case it was a subject very close to my heart, the history of the Irish language.’

Scéal na Gaeilge is a 2-part documentary series which traces the journey of the Irish language from earliest times to the present day.

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.

 

Tugann an phríomhdhuais teilifíse seo aitheantas do chlár nó shraith teilifíse a bhfuil ardchaighdeán bainte amach aige i measc na seánraí éagsúil teilifíse, drámaíocht, faisnéis, cúrsaí reatha agus eile.

Siad ROSG an comhlacht léiriúcháin a bhí i mbun léiriú ar an tsraith cheannródaíoch seo.

Ag labhairt faoin ngradam ag an searmanas bronnta, dúirt léiritheoir na sraithe, Ciarán Ó Cofaigh;

‘Is mór an onóir dúinn an gradam seo a bhaint amach.

Thaispeáin muid, i mo thuairim, gur féidir clár físiúil, spraíúil agus spéisiúil a dhéanamh ar ábhar ar bith.  Sa gcás seo roghnaithe muid  an t-ábhar is tábhachtaí dhom féin go pearsanta, sin scéal na Gaeilge.’

Dhá chlár faisnéise is ea Scéal na Gaeilge a leanann aistear na teanga ó thús ama go dtí an lá atá inniu ann.

Tríd meascán míreanna beochan, cúlraí scáthlán glas agus taifeadadh ag láithreacha stairiúla, nochtann an tsraith seo stair na Gaeilge le radharc spraíúil ar na scéalta stairiúla agus miotasacha a bhaineann léi.

Físiúil, úr agus bríomhar, tá Scéal na Gaeilge curtha i láthair agus scríofa ag Alan Titley, stiúrtha ag Diarmuid Goggins agus léirithe ag Ciarán Ó Cofaigh do ROSG.

 


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‘Scéal Na Gaeilge’ on TG4 this Paddy’s day

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As a broadcasting event to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge, production company, ROSG is presenting their latest series, Scéal na Gaeilge (The story of Irish).

Scéal na Gaeilge is a 2 part documentary series which traces the journey of the Irish language from earliest times to the present day.

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.

Light in tone, Scéal na Gaeilge is presented and written by Alan Titley, directed by Diarmuid Goggins and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG.

Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, the producer of Scéal na Gaeilge, says:

‘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 irreverent 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.’

Everything you wanted to know about the Irish language but were afraid to ask, Scéal na Gaeilge will take you on a fun, energetic and informative journey along the cultural path of our nation.

ROSG is the Conamara based company behind such award winning productions such as Cré na Cille (Graveyard Clay) and Na Cloigne (The Heads).  Scéal na Gaeilge was funded by TG4, The BAI and Foras na Gaeilge Scéal na Gaeilge will be broadcast on TG4 on the 17th March at 20:30 with the second programme airing at 20:30 on the 19th March 2012.

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Mar cheiliúradh ar Seachtain na Gaeilge, tabharfar Scéal na Gaeilge, an tsraith is déanaí ón gcomhlacht léiriúchán ROSG, chuig an scáileán.

Dhá chlár faisnéise is ea Scéal na Gaeilge a leanann aistear na teanga ó thús ama go dtí an lá atá inniu ann.

Tríd meascán míreanna beochan, cúlraí scáthlán glas agus taifeadadh ag láithreacha stairiúla, nochtann an tsraith seo stair na Gaeilge le radharc spraíúil ar na scéalta stairiúla agus miotasacha a bhaineann léi.

Is clár úr agus bríomhar é Scéal na Gaeilge atá scríofa agus curtha i láthair ag Alan Titley, stiúrtha ag Diarmuid Goggins agus léirithe ag Ciarán Ó Cofaigh do ROSG.

Deir léiritheoir Scéal na Gaeilge, Ciarán Ó Cofaigh:

“Le Scéal na Gaeilge, rinne muid iarracht rud éigin nua a dhéanamh leis an ghnáth sraith faisnéise stairiúil. Tríd an tsraith a chur i láthair ar bhonn fuinniúil, spraíúil agus maigiúil, tá muid ag súil go meallfaidh sé an té a bhfuil spéis acu sa teanga, chomh maith leis an té nach bhfuil.

I mo thuairim, baineann an Ghaeilge le chuile dhuine, agus is ionann stair na hÉireann agus stair na Gaeilge.”

Tabharfaidh Scéal na Gaeilge ar aistear spraíúil, fuinniúil, oideachasúil thú, agus muid ar thuras tríd oidhreacht cultúrtha na hÉireann.

Is iad ROSG, atá lonnaithe i gConamara, an comhlacht a thug na léiriúcháin iomráitigh Cré na Cille agus Na Cloigne dúinn.

Craolfar Scéal na Gaeilge ar TG4 ar an 17ú Márta ag 20:30 GMT / 15:30 EST leis an dara chlár ag craoladh ag 20:30 GMT / 15:30 EST ar an 19ú Márta 2012.

Scéal na Gaeilge maoinithe ag TG4, An BAI agus Foras na Gaeilge.

 

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'Na Cloigne' nominated at the Celtic Media Festival

Na Cloigne, the supernatural drama series produced by ROSG, is selected to represent Ireland in ‘Drama Series’ category at the prestigious Celtic Media Festival

This series is a contemporary Irish language supernatural thriller broadcast on TG4 last year, has been chosen from a host of Irish TV drama productions to be selected as the Irish entry in the ‘Drama Series’ category at the Festival.

The Celtic Media Festival is an annual celebration of the best of film, television, radio and digital media from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. The event, which will take place in Scotland in April, promotes the richness of Celtic heritage, language and culture.

The standard at the Celtic Media Festival is high, with the event attracting major drama productions from major broadcasters such as BBC, RTE, UTV, TG4 and Channel 4.

The shortlist for the ‘Drama Series’ category at the Celtic Media Festival is:

Na Cloigne ROSG, Ireland
Sherlock Hartswood Films, Wales
Lip Service Kudos Films, Scotland
Single Father Red Production Company, Scotland
Istoriou Breizh Pois Chiche, Brittany
Pen Taler Fiction Factory, Wales

Na Cloigne, which translates as ‘The Heads’, features a young couple at the centre of an investigation into the violent and gruesome murders of two women. Directed by Robert Quinn and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG, a Conamara based film and television production company, the series was originally broadcast as a three part series on TG4 early last year and a feature length film version was broadcast on TG4 over Halloween.

The miniseries focuses on the discovery of the naked and decapitated bodies of two young women in the woods. Local artist Nuala (Siobhan O’Kelly) and her adulterous boyfriend Seán (Dara Devaney) find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder inquiry as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point. The programme moves into paranormal territory when the mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé (Barry McGovern) arrives on the scene to try and unravel the murder mystery.

This follows last week’s announcement that Na Cloigne had received six nominations for the upcoming 2011 Irish Film and Television Awards in a variety of categories including ‘Single Drama / Drama Serial’, ‘Director Television’, Writer Television’, ‘Make-Up and Hair’, ‘Original Score’ and ‘Irish Language’.

Na Cloigne was funded by TG4, and BSÉ/IFB and the BAI and private investment through 481.

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Win a Copy of Cré na Cille

A DVD of Cré na Cille, the feature film adaptation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s celebrated Irish language novel, has been released by ROSG. To celebrate the launch, and in conjunction with ‘Speak Irish on Facebook Day’, ROSG will be giving away a copy of the DVD to ten winners via their facebook page.

To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is; On the 20 November 2010, leave your ‘cúpla focal’ on Facebook and also answer the following question;

Who is the main character of Cré na Cille?

Peig Sayers

Caitríona Pháidín

or

Myles na gCopaleen?

The aim of  ‘Speak Irish on Facebook day’ is to say a few words of Irish so regardless of your level, leave a few words of Irish plus the answer to the question.

Winners will only be chosen from those who leave their answer and comment on the ‘Speak Irish on Facebook Day’ event page on Saturday, 20th  November 2010 at www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134137063296469

The DVD will be available from the 27th November, visit www.ROSG.ie for details.

Follow Cré na Cille on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrenaCille

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‘Na Cloigne’ on TG4

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This Halloween, TG4 is broadcasting a feature length film adaptation of Na Cloigne, a contemporary supernatural thriller.

Set in the present day in a fictional village in Conamara, Na Cloigne tells the story of the discovery of the decapitated bodies of two young women in the woods. Local artist Nuala and her adulterous boyfriend Seán find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder inquiry as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point. The programme moves into paranormal territory when the mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé arrives on the scene to try and unravel the murder mystery.

Directed by Robert Quinn and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG, a Conamara based film and television production company, Na Cloigne was originally broadcast as a three part series on TG4 earlier this year. This feature length film version of the programme has been compiled especially for broadcast on TG4 over the upcoming Halloween period.

Na Cloigne boasts a host of Irish acting talent including Dara Devaney and Siobhán O Kelly starring as troubled couple Seán and Nuala, with Barry McGovern playing the Superintendent. Among the supporting cast are well known Irish language actors Mac dara Ó Fatharta, Joe Steve Ó Neachtain and Áine Ní Dhroighneáin.

Na Cloigne, which translates as ‘The Heads’, will air on TG4 at 9.30pm this evening, which is ‘All Souls Day’ or ‘Lá na Marbh’.

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