Irish on the radio

There are a number of radio stations in Ireland and Northern Ireland that broadcast entirely or partly in Irish, and I listen to one of them, Raidió na Gaeltachta, reguarly. However I wasn’t aware until the other day that there’s a radio station in New York (Nua Eabhrac) that broadcasts a weekly radio show in Irish, according to this article.

The show, Mile Failte, is broadcast on WFUV-FM and has been running since 1989. It originally lasted just 10 minutes, but has grown to an hour and includes Irish music, language lessons, poetry and information about Irish culture and history. The same station also broadcasts an Irish music programme called Ceol na nGael.

There seems to be a quite a few Irish speakers in New York, and plenty of Irish language classes in New York City and State, according to this site. There’s some details of some of the Irish-speakers there on this site.

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4 Responses to Irish on the radio

  1. TJ says:

    Speaking of “Nua Eabhrac”… shouldn’t the name be the opposite? Like “Eabhrac Nua” ?

  2. Simon says:

    Sometimes the adjective comes before the noun in Irish, so Nua Eabhrac is correct.

  3. Tom says:

    There is also Raidió na Life in Dublin, Raidió Fáilte in Belfast, youth radio stations Raidió Rí-Rá and Anocht FM.

    There are also 40 radio stations in Ireland which broadcast weekly Irish language programming.

  4. and on Raidió Fáilte you can listen to our Irish classes. we broadcast a new class every Monday, and repeat it several times throughout the week. check the schedule (‘sceideal’ tab on the website) and see if you can find a time to suit you

    Ádh mór

    Gerard, http://www.raidiofailte.com