Rahoo, Rahoo, Rahoo!





This morning.

The launch of TG4’s Autumn Schedule 2016.

Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.

From top: TG4 weather persons, Caitlin Nic Aoidh( black dress), Mairead Ni Chuaig (pink dress) and Irish television presenter and columnist, Paidi O Lionaird; Patrick Bergin and Hector O hEochagain.

Any excuse.


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51 thoughts on “Rahoo, Rahoo, Rahoo!

    1. Otis Blue

      The gang being Daithi O’Se, PJ Gallagher, Neil Delamere, Jason Byrne and “Dermot & Dave”?

      Choices, choices…

  1. Don Pidgeoni

    Question: do they have Irish surnames before or after working on TG4? Or is it part of the gig?

    1. Tish Mahorey

      “Question: do they have Irish surnames before or after working on TG4? Or is it part of the gig?”

      Because most TG4 presenters are from Gaeltacht areas and grew up speaking Irish. That’s why they don’t translate their surname into English. Just like French people don’t translate their surnames into English.

      1. Don Pidgeoni

        Dumb question, I know. I know lots of people from the gaeltacht who alternate at will but their name on their birth cert is English. Just curious about why.

        1. Clampers Outside!

          I’d hazard a guess it’s the job Don.

          That said, I’ve a few friends on Facebook whom out of nowhere changed their names to the Irish version after emigrating… there ya go, my wee anecdote, I’m sure I’m not the only one with that one tho.

          1. Don Pidgeoni

            Yeah that’s what I’m getting at. I get the pride thing of course but just interested.

          2. rotide

            Seeing as I’m not from a gaelteacht area my experience of Irish names is that people change them to Irish for two reasons,

            1. They are a teacher and this extends them a certain amount of anonymity on social media away from the prying eyes of parents (this is very very common)

            2. To be different. Nothing to do with pride or anything, just a sort of hipster thing.

          3. Tony

            For a lady that readily understands and promotes people who switch gender at will, despite having a specific gender on their birth cert, one would think that you would understand a simpler concept like changing names…

          4. Don Pidgeoni

            Huh. I would have thought at least some of it was something to do with pride in being Irish and being able to speak Irish fluently. Go figure.

            I totally get 1.

        2. Tony

          Are you sure its just curiosity Don?? Sure there’s nothing else underneath that? I never saw you ever say “Dumb question I know”. A little agenda tickling on there? part of the trend here that its ok to mock Gaelgoirs? But just gently easing into it in your passive aggressive way maybe? Dumb question, genuinely interested, just curious… Not like you at all!

          1. Tony

            Certainly, you never admitted to it so eye-battingly and full of feigned ignorance. Sorry for pointing this out after the mauling you got yesterday, but perhaps you might use it as a learning opportunity.

          2. Tony

            Sorry, wrong tree. This is just me. Never went by another name, although I often see other people posting under mine.

          3. Don Pidgeoni


            Post about cavan family. I questioned the appropriateness of this given how people like to spectulate and personal experience. Emotional tish turns up, attempts to rip a new one. Speculation begins. Post taken down for some reason. My first clearly so when I thank BS, I get a pile on from the usual suspects.

            I miss dog videos!! A simpler time.

          4. rotide

            Ahhh i see.

            Well, look at it this way, xmas is only about 12 weeks away and we’ll have animals dressed up in santa suits.

            No POSSIBLE grounds for rows in that.

            Untill one is in blackface.

  2. Turgenev

    Names in Irish are mostly more attractive than the versions translated into English, just sayin’.

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