'Campaí Cúla4' - summer camps on
WHEN 'Cúla4 ar Scoil'
finishes up at the end of the month and summer
holidays officially begin, TG4 will broadcast five
weeks of ‘Campaí Cúla4’ to keep kids busy and happy
while the country is still dealing with restrictions
imposed by Covid-19.
Due to the uncertainty regarding whether or not
summer camps will go ahead in July or later this
year, ‘Campaí Cúla4’ will help to
fill the gap for Irish-speaking children across the
Campaí Cúla4 will host five summer camps, each with
a different theme, that will give children the
chance to put a wide range of interests into
practice. Each camp will feature a different
presenter who is an expert in the theme of that
Camp One – The Traditional Arts
The first camp will be hosted by Orla Ní Fhinneadha,
a TG4 weather presenter. Orla Ní Fhinneadha is a
primary school teacher from Conamara. She has won
awards for singing at Oireachtas na Gaeilge and at
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.
Orla will present all aspects of the Traditional
Arts in this camp, from sean-nós singing and various
styles of dance to poetry, luibíní and even rap.
There will be special guests, such as Cillian Ó
Donnchadha, advising on drama and acting skills, and
Seóna, who will teach tunes on the tin whistle, in
five lessons throughout the week.
Camp Two - Food, Wellbeing & Nature
Diarmuid Ó Mathúna, the Corkman who captivated us
with his weekly recipes on Cúla4 ar Scoil, is back!
Diarmuid loves to eat. In fact, it’s how he spends
most of his time: in the kitchen, preparing and
eating food! When he’s not eating or cooking food,
he’s thinking about it, talking about or writing
about it. Diarmuid will present us with more tasty
dishes and will introduce us to food from around the
Campaí Cúla4 hosts from left to
right, Orla Ní Fhinneadha, Diarmuid Ó Mathúna, Jules
Ní Chonchubhair, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and
Caitlín Nic Aoidh.
Camp Three -
Technology & Creativity (STEAM)
The Technology & Creativity camp will be hosted by
Jules Ní Chonchubhair from Techspace. Jules has a
background in sound engineering and computers. She
likes finding new and creative ways of making STEAM
training available to everybody. In the context of
the world we live in today, where everyone depends
on technology to stay connected to each other, Jules
will host an entertaining week that will answer the
questions of “why, how and when” through
investigation and fun.
Camp Four - Sports & Fitness
Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill will host the Sports &
Fitness camp. Máire Treasa is the face of “Rugbaí
Beo” on TG4. Kids will be motivated to get off the
couch and take part in fitness along with Máire
Treasa. They will learn how to stay well and healthy
at home and they’ll be introduced to the many sports
that can be played. Máire Treasa's guests will
investigate a whole range of sports, from football
to judo to sailing. This week will be full of fun,
sports and high energy!
Camp Five – The Media
This is a great opportunity to link in with Raidió
na Gaeltachta, Tuairisc, Irish-language journalists,
etc. Now that we are staying home, we depend on the
media, one way or another, to get the latest news,
to stay in touch with each other and to provide
entertainment. There will be frequent reminders on
how to stay safe online and how to share content
safely. We will learn how to put a radio programme
together and how to edit a newspaper. Caitlín Nic
Aoidh will present this engaging week, presenting
the various elements that make up the media. Caitlín
is from Cloich Cheannfhaola in the Donegal Gaeltacht.
She spent several years teaching before moving into
the media. She has been working with TG4 since 2015,
as a weather forecaster and continuity presenter, as
well as on a range of live and pre-recorded shows.
She is experienced in social and digital media as
well as presenting on-camera.