They are living in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra near Belfast. Aoife Ní Thuairisg will host the programmes and she’ll be keeping you informed with live broadcasts every night.
The celebrities taking part are Jenny Kelly producer & co-presenter of the Ray D’Arcy show on Today FM, Marisa Mackle author and journalist, social diarist Gavin Lambe-Murphy, John Linehan aka May McFettridge, comedian Alan Shortt, X-Factor contestant Phillip Magee from Larne, Sheila McWade who plays Kay McCoy in Fair City and Jeanette Cronin from You’re a Star. The celebrities have each nominated a charity which will benefit in proportion to the telephone votes cast for each participant by members of the public.
Throughout the week there will be a mixture of games, lessons, cultural events and some treats planned to entertain the celebrities. The lessons will be given by celebrity tutors Breandán de Gallaí, Riverdance lead dancer and Frances Nic Aodha.
The daily programmes track the progress of the eight famous "guinea pigs" as they take up the unique challenge of learning or improving their fluency in Irish.