Friday, 7 March 2008

Raidió X

…de la Nenagh Guardian:

On the first day of Seachtain na Gaeilge 2008, last Monday March 3 at 1pm the first national Irish-language radio station aimed at young people called RAIDIÓ X was launched on the cricket field of the historic grounds of Trinity College in Dublin. One hundred young Irish-speakers gathered to create a huge human X on the field as a symbol of the station and to give it an explosive launch.

Raidió X is broadcasting throughout Ireland 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via its website The station will be aiming at the age-group 15-35 years old and will add substantially to Irish language radio listenership. The station will also provide a platform to musicians who sing through Irish.

The new national Irish-language radio station for young people has been temporarily called Raidió X. A national competition is currently underway with entrant leaflets being widely distributed throughout the country during Seachtain na Gaeilge. Entries can also be sent in via email to The closing date for entries is St. Patrick's Day, Monday, 17th March. The winner will also receive an iPod Nano for coming up with the best name.

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