Monsignor Barney McAleer
D'fhág Monsignor Barney McAleer slán le hÉireann dhá scór bliain ó shin le bheith ag obair leis na bochtáin ar an taobh eile den domhain. D'fhill sé ar Éirinn ar na mallaibh chun airgid a bhailiú d'ionad úr atá tógtha aige do pháistí tréigthe a bhfuil SEIF / VEID orthu, in Johannesburg, san Afraic Theas. Anois, cé nár labhair sé Gaeilge le daichead bliain anuas, tá neart fágtha aige go fóill chomh maith le cúpla teanga eile a d'foghlaim sé san Afraic Theas. Éist leis anseo ag cur síos ar na coinníollacha crua dona bochtáin san Afraic Theas is ar na hathruithe a mhothaigh sé nuair a tháinig sé arais go hÉirinn.

Monsignor Barney McAleer who has been working in Johannesburg South Africa for twenty five years, recently returned to Ireland to raise money to build a special centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, for children with AIDS or HIV who have been abondoned by their parents.
Although Barney had not not spoken Irish for forty years, he has not lost his command of the language and while working in South Africa, he also managed to pick up several other languages. Listen to Barney here in conversation with Róisín Ní Chéileachair as he describes the harsh conditions of life for some in South Africa and the changes he has noticed in Ireland since his return.