The BBC Irish Language magazine show, Blas, was broadcast live from the Burnavon, Cookstown last week, which was the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the activities from Mid Ulster District Council’s Irish Language development programme.
Councillor Dominic Molloy, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council’s Policy and Resources Committee was in attendance to welcome the show to Cookstown, which celebrated some of the Irish Language initiatives and traditions that were in the local area.
The programme featured live music/ceol by local trad group, The White Roses, which was followed by an interview with Deirbhile Canavan, a member of the group and student attending St. Joseph’s Donaghmore; and also a haunting performance by a duet made up of Eimhear Mulholland and Kathryn Mullan.
Presenter Máire Bhreathnach interviewed Caitríona Uí Dhoibhlín Principal of Gaelscoil Eoghain, Cookstown, and Nellie McGurk, Graduate of the University of Ulster Irish Language Diploma, held in the Burnavon, Cookstown.
To listen again to the programme, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007cpvp. To find out more about the Council’s Irish Language programme and its activities, contact the Irish Language Officer at [email protected]
Councillor Dominic Molloy, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council’s Policy and Resources Committee pictured with Niamh Costigan (BBC Radio Ulster Blas Producer); Máire Bhreathnach (BBC Radio Ulster Blas Presenter), and Michelle Gildernew MP.