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Gaelic television to the (TG) fore with something for everyone this month

LAOCH THÍR EOGHAIN: The Tyrone great Sean Cavanagh will feature in TG4's long-running TV series Laochra Gael on Thursday 21 April at 9.30pm  
Robert McMillen

April showers may come our way but TG4 is going to provide a televisual umbrella to keep us dry and entertained this month with a great line-up of programmes so get the google calender ready to jot these down.

In Ómós - Michael D @ 80, TG4 honours Irish President Michael D. Higgins on the occasion of his 80th birthday with a one-hour special featuring some of Ireland’s finest poets, singers, musicians, thinkers, playwrights, and dancers. 

“Celebrating the president’s political and philosophical ideals,” it showcases the very best of Irish arts that have always been of great importance to our President. 

With Van Morrisson, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Tolü Makay, Laoise Kelly, Rita Ann Higgins, Steve Cooney, Mary Robinson, Máirtín O’Connor, Ivana Bacik, Paddy Keenan, Thomas McCarthy, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Gary Hynes and Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh.

The programme will be broadcast on Sunday 18 April at 9.30pm.

:: Completely different is Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta, a searing programme which explores the grief, hopes, fears, and frustrations of those who have gone through miscarriage and sets out to put an end to the culture of silence and stigma around this terrible loss that is experienced by so many. In the hour-long documentary which goes out this Wednesday at 9.30pm, Síle meets with women, couples, doctors and service providers in an effort to investigate the medical, emotional, psychological, and sociological elements of miscarriage, to help society understand it better.

: It’s not just Tyrone fans who have been glued to their screens with the return of  Laochra Gael to TG4 for a 20th series. 

The series hour-long format has proved a huge success, bringing each player’s personal stories to screen. 

The series features six Laochra, male and female in all codes, with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons. 

While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. 

Gripping personal storylines will compel viewers to travel towards territory unique to the GAA television landscape.

Laochra Gael goes out on Thursday evenings at 9.30pm

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