This new and original Irish language live action pre-school series produced by Meangadh Fíbín for TG4 was officially launched yesterday Thursday, March 7 in Galway’s Pálás Cinema where the young presenters took to the red carpet in an Oscars themed event for a special screening. Nationwide screenings will also take place in centres throughout the country and more details to be announced on that very soon.
Is Mise teaches children that they are young explorers and encourages young viewers to discover and experiment different experiences and it reflects TG4’s commitment to producing indigenous content for its Young People’s schedule.
This ambitious series follows four young presenters, as they discover the world from their own perspective. We follow Ríona, Róisín, Joey and Cóil on various adventures as they learn and explore with activities ranging from a visit to the fire brigade team to flower making, from farming to a hip-hop dance lesson and from kayaking to riding horses. Each episode introduces a new experience relating to what children within this age group are interested in.
With fluent Irish speaking presenters from the Donegal, Connemara and Kerry Gaeltachts, each presenter brings their very own unique personality to the series as we follow them on their adventures as we reveal true reflective views from the contemporary child.
Mary Bailey, producer with Meangadh Fíbín said:
“We are extremely proud of this series for Cúla4 na nÓg and for the first time the channel will have a live action series presented by young presenters themselves as part of its schedule. It was our intention to produce entertaining content for a young audience and allow them to see their fellow peers as Irish speaking presenters. We thoroughly enjoyed making this series and we hope the young audience will enjoy it as much as we did. We are honoured and proud that TG4 will be doing a special broadcast of this series in its primetime schedule on March 18 as it will reflect the richness of the Irish language that is so evidently fastened in our young presenters.”
The series is full of warmth, curiosity and above all, full of authenticity and fun. It was commissioned by TG4 with the generous help of the Section 481 film relief fund.
Is Mise will air every Monday and Wednesday from Monday, March 11 on Cúla4 na nÓg at 3pm. A special broadcast, an episode featuring each young presenter will air on Monday 18th March during TG4’s primetime schedule after the evening Nuacht, starting at 7:15pm.