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Award-winning TG4 documentary series Misneach returns to our screens this month

Misneach is back, telling real-life stories from across the country.

ON TG4 THIS month, the second instalment of the award-winning documentary series, Misneach, hits our screens.

The show explores powerful real-life stories from across Ireland and the second series focuses on individuals battling obstacles in their lives. Each episode follows a person’s journey – giving a comprehensive insight into their lives and struggles over sixty minutes of captivating television. 

This series examines the life of a former footballer turned para-athlete, those who are preparing to return to education after a prolonged period, and the hurdles faced by members of the Travelling community as they progress through third-level education.

The series will be available to watch on TG4 Player worldwide if you can’t catch it live. 

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Neart San Eolas – Misneach episode one preview.

The first episode of the second series airs on Wednesday evening.

In this episode, we follow the journey of a group of Irish Travellers enrolled in university. Recorded over one academic year, it documents the struggles faced by the group as they take part in third-level education.    

With only 13% of Irish Travellers leaving school with Leaving Cert, compared to 92% of the general population, the community is at a serious disadvantage.

Only 1% of the Irish Traveller population has enrolled in third-level education. A long history of exclusion and discrimination has impacted enrollment rates, but that is beginning to change. The numbers of Irish Travellers attending university are increasing as a greater percentage of Irish Travellers are able to avail of further education. 

The documentary highlights the story of Anna, who left school at the age of fourteen. Going back to education, she is a single mother in her first year studying for her BA. She aims to study psychology so that she can help victims of domestic violence.  

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Also included in the first episode is Anne Marie Ward, who had a baby and subsequently suffered from postnatal depression. She had long dreamed of returning to education, having never finished secondary school, and is now in her third year studying Community, Youth & Family Studies at NUIG.

Anne Marie was elected Ethnic Minorities Officer in her university, making her the first Traveller ever to hold such a position, and the cameras follow her as she makes her way through the academic year.

Check out the trailer below to get a preview of the first episode.

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The first episode airs on Wednesday 11th January 2023 at 9.30pm on TG4. Catch-up is available on the TG4 Player.

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