Irish-speaking farmers wanted for TV adventure
The TG4 television show ‘Taithi Gan Teorainn‘ is currently seeking two Irish-speaking farmers to take part in its upcoming programme which will be set in a foreign location.
This opportunity is open to both current Green Cert students and recent graduates in the farming sector who have a good level of Irish.
The five-part series, which will focus one episode on farmers, will centre around sending two students or graduates from various professions around the world; the two candidates will travel to “far-flung destinations” to try out their job equivalents in another country.
The show is produced by Loosehorse Ltd, a company which has over 10 years experience in the TV industry.
Interested in applying?
Applications can be sent by email to [email protected]; it is preferable that applications are submitted through Irish, in order to demonstrate levels of fluency.
Farmers interested in applying are asked to give their contact details, age and a little bit of information about themselves in the application.
Things are running on quite a tight schedule; the show will be recorded in June, which leaves very little time to get paperwork and vaccines sorted.
The successful participants will be required for roughly nine days in June; seven days will be spent working in the chosen country and one day at either end of those seven days is required for travelling.
As well as getting a taster of their profession in a foreign country, the participants will also be immersed in the culture of the chosen nation – which is likely to be a developing country.
Candidates will likely be asked to carry out some farming duties in the foreign country which are similar to their own profession at home, a representative from Loosehead Ltd said.
If a dairy farmer was chosen, they might be sent to a dairy farm milking an animal other than a cow, the representative added.
Other professions to be chosen for filming include graduates from the medicine, fashion and business industries, with the profession yet to be finalised; it is thought teachers will be the final profession chosen.
This could be the ideal opportunity for any young Irish-speaking farmer seeking a summer adventure, so applicants are advised to get submitting. “Tabhair dom an caca milis…”