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Ros na Rún Looking For New Scriptwriters

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One of Ireland’s longest running television dramas is on the lookout for new and exciting scriptwriters in County Clare.

TG4 soap Ros na Rún will hold a writers’ workshop in Galway next month on the weekends of March 6th/7th and also on the 27th/28th from 09:30 to 17:30 in An Spideal. Eligible candidates must be over eighteen, be fluent in Irish and have a flair for creative writing.

Interested individuals are advised to apply now for the workshop as only eight places are available for each workshop. Three of the eight candidates who demonstrate the most skill and potential will have the opportunity to continue receiving mentorship and further training in advance of writing for the show.

Now in its 19th series, Ros na Rún has dealt with a wide range of contemporary issues whilst being based in a rural setting. Employing over 140 people, Ros na Rún broadcasts for thirty five weeks of the year, airing two episodes a week on TG4 on Tuesday and Thursday at 20:30.

Head of scripting for Ros na Rún, Bláthnaid de Róiste spoke about the importance of the workshops. “We’re looking for talented writers with active imaginations, who want to be part of a TV drama. We pride ourselves on bringing consistent entertainment into the homes of our viewers twice a week”.

A former story writer with Fair City and story editor of Holby City, de Róiste feels the script is essential to the success of Ros na Rún. “There is no doubt our success is based on strong scripts and storylines from capable scriptwriters. We appreciate the need for new ideas and innovation to keep the programme fresh and the writers’ workshops provide us with a platform to find the unique talent”.

To apply, forward a CV accompanied with a selection of writing material to fiona@rosnarun.com. Closing date for entries is Thursday February 26th.

An bhfuil suim agat sa teanga Gaeilge? Tá clár drama Ros na Rún ag lorg daoine nua le scripteanna a scribhú. Beidh ceardlann scríobhneoiracht ag siúl an mí seo chugainn agus fuair na trí roghnaithe scríobhneoiri an taithí as an bhfoireann le Ros na Rún. Is seans iontach don dúine liofa sa Gaeilge mar is clár an tóir í Ros na Rún.

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About Páraic McMahon

A native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon is the Chief Sportswriter with The Clare Herald.

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