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Muintir na Déise 2: Liam Súipéal

Muintir na Déise 2: Liam Súipéal Muintir na Déise 2: Liam Súipéal
Mary O'Neill

Liam Súipéal was the first guest in Series 2 of Muintir na Déise on WLR.

Each episode in this series features an individual who has been closely associated with or has lived all his/her life in Gaeltacht na nDéise.

This 2nd series of Muintir na Déise features people from An Rinn, Waterford's Gaeltacht.

The programmes are presented by Waterford and Ring native, broadcaster and writer Catherine Foley.


The participants tell their stories of growing up, finding work, getting married, rearing families as well as their beliefs, wisdom and reflections on life as it was lived in this corner of Waterford during the last century.

This all-Irish series celebrates their lives as well as showcase the wealth of Irish that is still spoken and used in the Ring and Old Parish Gaeltacht area.

In this first episode, Liam Suipéil  from Ardmore speaks about farming, and about his father who was ill when he was growing up.

He talks about the job he got as a clerk in Coláiste na Rinne working under Micheál Ó Domhnaill and his progression up through the ranks until he became the manager himself.


Liam also discusses the famous students who attended the school - actors, writers, past presidents, sports people and politicians, as well as touching on his family life.

You can listen to Liam's conversation with Catherine through the link in this podcast.

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