Dubliner Donncha O Murchu has been unveiled as one of TG4’s new presenters.
The UCD graduate has joined the Irish language station’s weather team.
Donncha, a past pupil of Colaiste Eoin, studied Irish and history at university and the Irish language has been at the core of everything he’s done since leaving school.
He spent a couple of years teaching the language, before heading off to Montana, in the United States, to promote Irish language and culture in the University of Montana, in the city of Missoula.
When he came home, he took on the role of Social Media Coordinator with Molscéal, in TG4.
Donncha said: “I couldn’t have imagined myself doing this a year ago. It’s a great job and I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity.”
Donncha has been involved with sports all his life especially hurling and cycling, and he loves filming and editing videos as often as he can, and Gaelainn Chorca Dhuibhne holds a special place in his heart!
Aimsir TG4 provides the Irish weather service through Irish.
Three linear bulletins are broadcast each day and there are more on the station’s website TG4.ie/aimsir as well as its own social media on Twitter @AimsirTG4.
The weather service is provided by New Zealand based Metraweather, using the Weatherscape XT graphics system and supported by their Meteorology team.
Every dialect can be heard on Aimsir TG4. The presenters also do the continuity for the station as well as the social media.
Previous TG4 weather presenters including Dáithí Ó Sé, Síle Seoige, Páidí Ó Lionáird, Aoife Ní Thuairisg and Ailbhe Ó Monacháin are still familiar faces on our TV screens.