Jan. 22, 2022

OTD: Birth of Éamon de Buitléar - 1930

OTD: Birth of Éamon de Buitléar - 1930

Born on this day in 1930, Éamon de Buitléar became a fixture on Irish television, particularly for his iconic series, Amuigh Faoin Spéir (Out Under the Sky), focusing on the Irish natural world. 

De Buitléar worked alongside artist and naturalist Gerrit van Gelderen to produce an innovative weekly fixture on Ireland's small screen presented in Irish and English by the multilingual de Buitléar.

An example of de Buitléar's TV work: Ainemhithe na hÉireann (Animals of Ireland)

In addition to his television work, de Buitléar was a fixture in traditional Irish music and  was a member of Ceoltóirí Cualann, established by his close friend Séan Ó Riada

DIB has a more detailed biography => https://www.dib.ie/biography/de-buitlear-eamon-a10031