The West Waterford town of Lismore will feature on next Sunday nights one hour programme of the Irish Language competition AN GTEAM on TG4. Lismore are going head to head with 12 towns across the country in a challenge to win the title of Ireland’s top Irish speaking town in this brand new competition being hosted and filmed by TG4.
Beidh Baile na Leasa Mhóir leirithe ar chlár teilfis AN GTEAM ar TG4 oíche Dé Domhnaigh seo chugainn . Tá Lios Mór ag dul ceann ar ceann le 12 bailte ar fud na tíre i dúshlán chun bhuaigh an teideal”An bhaile labhartha Gaeilge is fearr in Éireann taobh amuigh den Ghaeltacht”
Lismore qualified for ‘AN GTEAM’ TG4’s new 10 part series where non-Gaeltacht communities are competing against each other for the opportunity to call themselves GTEAM champions 2011 and win a €40,000 Foras na Gaeilge prize to use to promote their local area.
In their bid for victory, Lismore hosted G -Day (Gaeilge Day) on Wednesday, September 7th last when the TG4 cameras rolled into town to capture a cúpla focal being spoken on the streets of Lios Mór.
I dtairiscint le haghaidh bua, dhein Lios Mór óstáil ar Lá Gaeilge ar an Chéadaoin, 7 lá Meán Fómhair seo caite nuair a thainig ceamaraí TG4 go dtí an bhaile a ghabháil le cúpla focal Gaeilge a chloisint ar shráideanna na Lios Mór.
A carnival atmosphere greeted the camera crew with a host of free entertainment on offer throughout the day. Following the Official Launch on the Castle Avenue, the judges set out to visit the day’s events which included theLismore Farmers Market, an ecumenical service in the Church of Ireland Cathedral, Iománaíocht agus Peil le “Dan”,in Bunscoil Bóthar na Naomh and Fun in the Millennium Park. The afternoon events included Comhrá, spraoi agus amhránaíocht leis na daltaí I bPobal Scoil na hAbhann Móire, a Historical Walking Trail from the Workhouse to the Forge, Amhráníocht i dTeach Charthach Naofa, a recital by the Lismore Choir in St, Carthage’s Home. Lismore’s G-Day concluded with a Gala Evening that included a performance of ballroom dancing in the Main Street and a fashion show. The competition is all about communities making an effort to improve their language skills.
Following on from the G-Day, the judges which included former Minister Mary Hanafin and Glór na Gael’s Lorcan Mac Gabhann retired to the boardroom where our spokesperson James Lenane went head to head with his counterpart from Milford Co. Donegal in the interview stage of the competition.
Will Lismore make it to the next stage of the competition? Tune in on Sunday night at 8.00pm when the result will be announced.