Changing Attitudes towards Irish Language and Culture  back
The role of the Irish language in Irish society underwent considerable change throughout the late 1960s and 1970s. Some people questioned its relevance while others staunchly believed it was fundamental to the preservation of Irish culture and heritage.
[ 11 TV Clips ]
1. The Language Freedom Movement: 1967
[TV, 2'57"]
In democratic Ireland one did not expect to see a police presence for security purposes at a public debate ...
2. Buntús Cainte: Learning the Irish Language: 1967
[TV, 1'55"]
When Buntús Cainte started on RTÉ in 1967 its aim was to teach Irish to people ...
3. Watch Your Language: A View From Outside: 1970
[TV, 1'57"]
The series Watch Your Language attempted to address the position of the Irish language in modern ...
4. Proposal for All-Irish School in Ballymun: 1971
[TV, 1'46"]
Féach report on the move to have an all-Irish school in Ballymun ...
5. Ballymun Residents on Learning More Irish: 1971
[TV, 4'17"]
Speaking to local children in Ballymun, Eamon Ó Muirí asked them if they would like to learn more Irish ...
6. Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement: 1972
[TV, 3'57"]
Gaeltacht areas around Ireland faced many economic difficulties at the time this programme was made ...
7. Seán Ó Riordáin: 1972
[TV, 2'18"]
The poet Seán Ó Riordáin discusses his views on the compulsory Irish debate ...
8. Launch of Raidió na Gaeltachta: 1972
[TV, 2'55"]
Raidió na Gaeltachta began broadcasting from Connemara on Easter Sunday 1972 ...
9. Compulsory Irish Abolished: 1973
[TV, 1'54"]
Minister announces that students would no longer need to pass Irish in order to be awarded school certificate ...
10. Launch of Anois: 1984
[TV, 1'29"]
Anois, a full-colour, Irish-language newspaper, is launched in Dublin ...
11. Slógadh: 1988
[TV, 3'39"]
In 1988 the annual Slógadh festival took place in Ennis. Music, drama and dancing all featured ...