List of Celtic language media
The list below contains information on the different types of media available in the
Only a handful of media contain all the Celtic languages. An example is "
Carn" magazine, which has contained columns in all six languages since its 1970s inception.
List of Irish language media
*Irish language revival
The following is a list of media available in the
"TG Ceathair" originally known as Teilifís na Gaeilge (TnaG) broadcasting on terrestrial television in both the
Republic of Irelandand Northern Irelandwith a potential population reach of 5-6 million. The station has a 3% audience share, with almost 800,000 people tuning into the station each day in the Republic, almost double what it was in the 1990s with an annual budget of €35 million. The station's anchor shows are the long-running soap Ros na Rún(160,000 weekly viewership), popular teen drama Aifric, crazy travel show Amú Amigos(viewership 50,000), Seacht- university drama set in Belfast(viewership 40,000) the dating game Paisean Faisean, South Park in Irish, chat show Ardán, music programmes Pop 4, X-Factor-style show Glas Vegas, and children's shows Cúla 4, Síleand the news programmes Nuacht TG4(viewership 35,000) to mention but a few. RTÉ News Now
A 24 hour live news service available on the RTE website featuring national and international news. It offers a mix of Irish language, English language and Irish sign language TV news bulletins and political programmes.
("RTÉ Idirnáisiúnta" in Irish) A new digital TV station that is expected to be on air as of March 2009. It will also contain some Irish language programmes from TG4 and will be available in Ireland, UK, Europe and North America for the Irish ex-pat community.
A proposed digital television channel in the Republic of Ireland from 2009, which will show live broadcasts from the both Irish houses of parliament
Dáil Éireannand Seanad Éireannin Dublin. It will cover parliamentary debates in both Irish and English. The Irish Film Channel
("Bealach Scannán na hÉireann" in Irish) is a new proposed digital TV station which is expected to show both Irish language, English language and European films.
BBC Northern Irelandalso air some Irish language shows.
Any complaints regarding the provision of services, including media in Irish within the Republic can be directed to
An Coimisinéir Teanga(The Language Commissioner).
Irish language radio stations
There are six radio stations that broadcast entirely in Irish:
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta(RnaG) - is one of the national radio stations which is part of the RTÉfranchise.
** [http://www.rte.ie/rnag/anochtfm.html Anocht FM] broadcasts on the same frequency as Raidió na Gaeltachta but is aimed at a young audience.
* [http://raidiox.com/ Raidió Rí-Rá] - a youth-orientated chart music station, currently broadcasting on the
Raidió na Life- broadcasting in the Greater Dublinarea.
Raidió Fáilte- broadcasting in the Greater Belfastarea.
* [http://www.rid.ie Radió Idirlíon / Internet Radio site]
tations with weekly irish language programming
Almost all national, regional and local stations also have regular Irish-language programming such as the following radio stations:
Outside of Ireland:
3ZZZ; MelbourneCommunity Radio, Australia: Saturday and Sunday
BBC Radio Foyle, Derry
NEAR FM 101.6FM, Dublin
Wired Luimnigh96.8 & 106.8FM, Limerick
*Radió Corca Baiscinn,
Connemara Community Radio, County Galway
Cork Campus Radio, Cork
Dundalk FM100, County Louth
Flirt FM, County Galway
LiffeySound FM, Dublin
ICR FM, County Donegal
i102-104FM, Connaught& Ulster
Kfm, County Kildare
South East Radio, County Wexford
Highland Radio, County Donegal
Galway Bay FM
Mid-West Radio, County Mayo
Shannonside FM, Connacht
WLR FM, County Waterford
Radio Kerry, County Kerry
Tipp FM, County Tipperary
Live 95FM, County Limerick
Clare FM, County Clare
"Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann" and "Giotaí"
A company called Digital Audio Productions specialising in all aspects of radio programming has created two very successful "
Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann" and "Giotaí" brands of Irish-language radio programmes. "Top 40 Oifigiúil na hÉireann" ("Ireland's Official Top 40") is a new phenomenon, and it has become increasingly popular to hear the Irish Top 40 hits being presented entirely in Irish on what are regarded as English-language radio stations such as:
East Coast FM, County Wicklow
Flirt FM, County Galway
Galway Bay FM, County Galway
LM FM, County Louth
NEAR FM 101.6FM, Dublin
Red FM, County Cork
Spin 1038, Dublin
Spin South West, Munster
Wired FM, County Limerick
Irish language daily/weekly/monthly newspapers
Lá(7,000 circulation) - biggest selling and only Celtic language daily newspaper.
Foinse(10,000 circulation) - biggest selling Celtic language weekly newspaper.
Newspapers with Irish language columns
In addition to this, most English-language newspapers have Irish-language columns, including those produced by political parties, such as
Sinn Fein's " Saoirse".
Metro Éireann- Irish language columns
The Irish Times- Irish language columns
The Irish Examiner- Irish language columns
Irish News- Irish language columns
Irish Echo- Irish langauge columns
An Phoblacht- Irish language coumns
* [http://www.waterford-today.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3679&Itemid=1&ed=353 Anam Beo, based in Brussels]
An tUltach- "Ulsterman" magazine.
Comhar- Monthly current affairs magazine.
* [http://www.feasta.ie Feasta] - Monthly current affairs magazine.
* [http://www.nosmag.com/ nós*] - Monthly youth magazine.
* [http://www.gael-image.com An Doras] - North American magazine.
* [http://www.irelandofthewelcomes.com Ireland of the Welcomes] - Irish tourism magazine.
* An t-Eolaí - science magazine
* An Gaeilgeoir
* Harvard Celtic Colloquium - 1981-1994
* Iris na Gaeilge - (magazine from the society "Irish Cambridge"
* Journal of Celtic Language Learning
* Journal of Celtic Linguistics
* International Congress of Celtic Studies: (1959-1995)
* Luimne - Mary Immaculate Colledge magazine, 1999-2000
* Muintir Acla
* An Músgraigheach, 1943-1945
* Táin - Australian magazine with Irish columns
* Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie - 1987-1997
*Cló Ceardlann na gCnoc
*Cois Life Teoranta
*Dubh Iontas Design Studio
* [http://www.rte.ie/nuacht/ Nuacht RTÉ (News)]
* [http://www.nuacht.com Nuacht (News)]
* [http://www.beo.ie BEO (News)]
* [http://www.foinse.ie Foinse (News)]
* [http://www.gaelport.com/ Gaelport (News)]
* [http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=31 Boards.ie (Irish language forum)]
* [http://www.politics.ie/viewforum.php?f=96 Politics.ie (Irish language forum)]
* [http://sluggerotoole.com/index.php/weblog/C16/ Slugger O'Toole (Irish language forum)]
* [http://imeall.blogspot.com/ Imeall audio blog]
* [http://www.cainteoir.com Cainteoir blog]
Several computer software products have the option of an Irish-language interface. Prominent examples include
title=KDE Irish Gaelic translation
Mozilla Firefox,cite web
title=Firefox in Irish
Mozilla Thunderbird, OpenOffice.org, [cite web
title=Bogearra den scoth, chomh maith agus a bhí sé ariamh, anois as Gaeilge
accessdate=2007-06-19] and Microsoft
Windows XP, [cite web
title=Windows XP Pacáiste Comhéadan Gaeilge
In May 2008, the mobile phone maker
Samsungsaid that it would create a mobile phone specifically for the Irish language market, which would include Irish language predictive text.
=Gàidhlig (Scottish) =
*Culture of Scotland
The following is a list of media available in Gàidhlig.
BBC Alba (TV channel)is a Gaelic language television channel. The channel launched on Septemer 19th 2008 and is currently available on Sky channel 198, with Virgin Media coverage starting in the near future. The channel is funded by the Scottish Government, MG Alba and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. It will cost £18 million a year. BBC Albais responsible for the channel. Gaelic programming on BBC Two Scotland is to continue until the digital switchover is completed in 2012. It also has radio facilities, broadcasting BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, based in Stornoway.
BBC Albais the Gaelic departement of Scottish national broadcaster BBC Scotland. It offers some Gaelic programmes such as "Eòrpa", "Dè a-nis?" and "Air ais air an Ràn Dàn".
STVis a major contributor to Gaelic programmes showing about 4 hours a week.
TeleGis a digital channel on Freeview only. It broadcasts only one hour a day.
Radio stations broadcasting completely in Gaelic
BBC Radio nan Gàidhealis a Gaelic language radio station, founded in Stornowayand first started broadcasting in 1985. It continues as a separate station today, available around Scotland on FM and internationally online.
Radio stations with some Gaelic programmes
Isles FMis a radio station based in the Outer Hebrides broadcasting programmes in English and Gaelic.
Two Lochs Radiois a small radio station in the Scottish Highlands.
Cuillin FMis Skye's main radio station and has several shows each week in Gaelic
An Gaidheal Ur- Gaelic publication which is available online or free in some local newspapers.
* Additionally, some Scottish newspapers, such as "
Scotland on Sunday", " Press and Journal" (Highland edition), " The Scotsman" print columns in Gàidhlig.
Stornowaypaper, Stornoway Gazettecarries some Gàidhlig articles.
West Highland Free Press(Am Paipear Beag), includes Gàidhlig columns, "Litir do Luchd Ionnsachaidh" for learners, and also has part of its letterhead in Gàidhlig.
* Irish language magazine "Nós", with a mainly young readership, also has some articles in Gàidhlig.
Publishers which issue all, or some of their content in Gaidhlig
* Gairm Publications
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/naidheachdan/ Naidheachdan BBC (News)]
* [http://www.cli.org.uk/ Clì Gàidhlig - the voice of Gaelic learners]
* [http://www.bord-na-gaidhlig.org.uk/ Bòrd na Gàidhlig]
* [http://www.gms.org.uk/ Gaelic Media Service]
* [http://www.noclockthing.de/foramnagaidhlig/index.php/ Fòram na Gàidhlig (Gaelic language forum)]
*"Claare ny Gael" (Gaelic programme) on
Manx Radioevery Sunday. Every Wednesday there is the Shiaght Laaprogramme.
* Manx language columns occasionally appear in the Manx Examiner, including
Brian Stowell's serialised novek, "The Vampire Murders"
France 3, a few local opt-outs in Breton (ca. 60 hours every year) on the regional service France 3 Ouest.Radio
Radio stations completely in Breton
Radio Kerne(in South Finistère)
Radio stations in both French and Breton
* [http://www.arvorigfm.com/ Arvorig FM] (in North Finistère)
* [http://radio.stalig.com/Radio%20Kreiz%20Breizh.html/ Radio Kreiz Breizh] (in Western Côtes d'Armor)
* Radio Bro Gwened (in Morbihan)
* [http://www.rcf.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=38/ RCF Rivages] (in Finistère)
* France Bleu Breizh Izel in Kemper
S4CTV station broadcasts in Welsh and English, since 1982. BBC Walesand HTVcarried some Welsh programmes prior to S4C's formation, and still produce programmes for the commissioning broadcaster. S4C Digidol, the digital counterpart, broadcasts Welsh only content continuously - usually from 7am-midninght
S4C2broadcasts proceedings of the National Assembly for Walesin Cardiff Bay. As the Assembly is a bilingual institution the programming is inherently bilingual, with an English audio stream also available.
Radio stations entirely in Welsh
BBC Radio Cymruradio station broadcasts a range of news, current affairs, cultural, music and sports programmes through the medium of Welsh. Bradcasts 20 hours a day.
Radio stations broadcasting in both English and Welsh
Champion 103radio station broadcasts in North-West Wales in a bilingual format with Welsh Medium programmes at peak times.
Radio Ceredigionis a bilingual radio station covering Mid-Wales.
Swansea Soundis a bilingual radio station based near Swansea, South West Wales
Tudno FMis a community radio station in Llandudno which broadcasts 2 hours of Welsh medium programmes daily
Coast 96.3broadcasts along North Wales coast with some Welsh-medium news bulletins and one daily hour-long programme
Radio Carmarthenshirebroadcasts a daily Welsh-medium programme
Wrexham and Chester Goldbroadcasts a daily Welsh-medium programme
Radio Pembrokeshirea weekly Welsh-medium slot on Sundays
Y Cymro, a weekly newspaper
Golwgis a weekly magazine targeted at young people
*Barn, a monthly current affairs magazine
*Y Faner Newydd - an alternative view on Wales and the World
Western Mail, regular Welsh-medium columns
Daily Post, regular Welsh-medium columns
Plans for a daily Welsh-language newspaper,
Y Byd, were abandoned owing to insufficent funding.
Monthly Welsh-medium Community Newspapers
(Known as a
Papur Broin Welsh)
*Yr Angor -
Aberystwyth, Comins Coch, Llanbadarn Fawr, Penparcauand Waunfawr, Ceredigion
*Yr Angor -
Yr Arwydd- Mynydd Bodafonarea, Anglesey
*Y Barcud -
*Y Bedol -
*Y Bigwn -
*Y Blewyn Glas - Bro Ddyfi,
*Y Cardi Bach -
Whitlandand St. Clares, Carmarthenshire
*Y Clawdd -
*Clecs y Cwm a'r Dref -
Cynon Valley, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff
*Dail Dydynni -
Dysynni Valley, Tywyn, Gwynedd
*Dan y Landsker -
Y Dinesydd- Cardiffarea
*Y Ddolen - Ystwyth to Wyre valleys,
*Eco'r Wyddfa -
Llanrug, Llanberisand Deiniolencommunities, Gwynedd
*Y Fan a'r Lle -
*Y Ffynnon -
Eifionydd, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd
*Y Gadlas - The area between the
Conwy Riverand River Clwyd
*Y Gambo - South west
*Y Garthen - Teifi Valley,
*Y Glannau - Clwyd Coast and
*Glo Man - Aman Valley,
*Y Gloran - The head of the
Rhondda, Ton Pentre, Rhondda
*Y Glorian -
*Y Goriad -
*Yr Hogwr -
*Llafar Bro -
Blaenau Ffestiniogarea, Gwynedd
Swansea Valley, Swansea
*Llais Aeron - Aeron Valley,
*Llais Ardudwy - Ardudwy,
*Llais Ogwan - Ogwen Valley,
*Llanw Llŷn -
Llyn Peninsula, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
Nantlle Valley, Caernarfon
*Y Llien Gwyn -
*Y Lloffwr -
Nene- Ponciau, Penycae, Johnstown and Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham
*Yr Odyn - Nant Conwy,
*Papur Dre -
*Papur Fama -
*Papur Menai - The banks of the Menai from Penmon to Dwyran,
*Papur Pawb - Tal-y-bont, Taliesin and Tre'r Ddol,
*Papur y Cwm - The Gwendraeth,
*Y Pentan -
Conwy Valleyand costal area of Conwy
*Pethe Penllyn -
*Plu'r Gweunydd - Y Foel, Llangadfan, Llanerfyl,
Llanfair Caereinion, Adfa, Cefn Coch, Llwydiarth, Llangynyw, Dolanog, Rhiwhiraeth, Pontrobert, Meifodand Welshpool, Powys
*Y Rhwyd - North west
*Seren Hafren -
*Tafod Elái - Taff Ely,
Cardiff[http://www.tafelai.net/index.shtml Gwefan Tafod Elai]
*Tafod Tafwys - For Welsh learners in
*Y Tincer - Genau'r Glyn, Llangorwen, Tirymynach, Trefeurig and
Borth, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
*Tua'r Goleuni - Rhumney Valley,
*Yr Wylan -
Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, Beddgelertareas, Gwynedd
*Yr Ysgub - Ceiriog, Tanad and Chain valleys,
*Barddas - bimonthly publication on poetry
Bore Da- Urdd Gobaith Cymrumagazine for primary school Welsh learners
*Cadwyn - magazine for Welsh learners
*Y Casglwr - for bibliophiles.
*Cip - for Welsh-speaakers of primary school age
*Cristion - publication on Christian faith
*Cyfrwng - Media Wales Journal
*Y Cylchgrawn Efengylaidd - evangelical magazine
*Dim Lol - satirical magazine
*Yr Enfys - journal of Undeb Cymru a’r Byd (Wales International Union)
*Fferm a Thyddyn - on agricultural history
*Gair y Dydd - daily devotional reading published four times a year
*Y Gwyliedydd -bimonthly magazine by the Welsh Wesleyan Methodists
*Iaw! - bimonthly for welsh learners by
Urdd Gobaith Cymru
*Lingo Newydd - bimonthly for Welsh learners
*Llafar Gwlad - a magazine on country life, customs and folklore
*Y Llan -
Church in Walesjournal
*Llên Cymru academic journal by the
University of Wales Press
*Y Naturiaethwr - a magazine on the natural world
*Y Papur Gwyrdd - ecological magazine
*Y Selar, quarterly magazine on the Welsh langage music scene
*Y Tafod, bimonthly
Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraegmagazine
Taliesin- literary magazine
*Traethodydd - Wales' oldest magazine (est. 1845)
*Tu Chwith - art magazine aimed at a younger demographic
*Y Wawr - publication of Mercher y Wawr (Welsh equivelent of WI)
*Wcw a'i Ffrindiau - aimed at children
A considerable number of websites are now available in Welsh or bilingually. Notable examples include:
* [http://www.cymruarywe.org/ Cymru ar y We] (Wales online), a general portal
* [http://bbc.co.uk/cymru BBC Cymru'r Byd] , BBC Cymru's Welsh language news site
* [http://www.dailypostcymraeg.co.uk Daily Post Cymraeg] , Welsh-medium news from the Daily Post
maes-e( [http://maes-e.com/index.php maes-e.com] ), a popular discussion forum (Welsh only)
Annedd y Cynganeddwyr( [http://cynghanedd.com cynghanedd.com] ), a popular webiste for discussion on poetry (Welsh only)Popular internet sites such as Wikipedia(known as Wicipedia in Welsh) are also available in Welsh. Most Welsh public bodies and a number of private sector companies in Wales have bilingual websites.
Microsoftsoftware such as Windows XPand Microsoft Officeare available with Welsh language interfaces. There is also a Welsh spell check facility available on most Microsoft Officeprogrammes.
A number of publishing companies exist that publish mainly through the medium of Welsh including:
Gomer Pressbased in Llandysul, Ceredigion.
Y Lolfabased in Talybont, Ceredigion.
Gwasg Carreg Gwalchbased in Llanrwst, Conwy.
Gwasg Gwyneddbased in Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
Gwasg y Dref Wenbased in Cardiff.
A number of record labels release Welsh language music including:
Sainbased in Llandwrog, Gwynedd - the largest Welsh-medium record company.
Fflachbased in Cardigan, Ceredigion.
Ankstan underground label at its most productive in the late 80s and 90s.
Copaa sub-label of Sain - more youth orientated.
Raspa sub-label of Fflach.
Gwynfryn Cymunedolbased in Caernarfon, Gwynedd.
Docradbased in Cardiff.
Slacyrbased in Garndolbenmaen.
Placid Casuala Cardiff based label owned by the Super Furry Animals.A number of bands also release material on their own labels such as Frizbee's Recordiau Cosh.
A number of Welsh-medium films have had oversees success, most notably
Hedd Wynand Solomon a Gaenorboth nominated for Oscarsin the 1990s.
A limited number of Welsh-medium Videos an DVDs are sold, especially children's TV programmes such as
Sali Mail, Tecwyn y Tractor, and a Welsh version of Bob the Builder(Bob y Bildar). Other popular DVDs include comedy hit C'mon Midffildwith a series of 10 DVDs being released and 80s kids tv programme Syr Wynff a Plwmsanwhich achieved cult status.
"Nowodhow an Seythun" Weekly news "Podcast" in Cornish
"Radyo an Gernewegva" Weekly magazine programme "Podcast" in Cornish
Both can be found at ( [http://www.radyo.kernewegva.com] )
List of television channels in Celtic languages
* [http://www.tg4.ie/ TG4]
* [http://www.rte.ie/ RTE]
* [http://www.rnag.ie/ Raidió na Gaelteachta]
* [http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single11131 Samsung creates Irish language mobile]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/ BBC Wales]
* [http://www.s4c.co.uk/ S4C Wales]
* [http://www.ybyd.com Y Byd]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/alba BBC Alba]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/radio/ BBC Raidió na Gaidheal]
* [http://www.an-gaidheal-ur.co.uk/ An Gaidheal Ur]
* [http://www.tvbreizh.fr TV Breizh]
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