Faye Dinsmore

RTÉ is to air its first “user-generated” documentary this coming St Patrick’s Day.

#HowToBeIrish will be made entirely of clips sent in by viewers talking about, or otherwise illustrating, what being Irish means to them.

RTÉ Television is calling on people everywhere, in Ireland and worldwide, to tell them #HowToBeIrish and possibly feature in the programme.

The call-out will also be led by RTÉ 2fm’s Rick O’Shea on his Rick in the Afternoon programme.

Anyone who wants to take part should think about the feelings, images, thoughts, songs, jokes or special moments which they feel best sum up being Irish and use their cameras, camcorders, webcams or mobile phones to capture their version of #HowToBeIrish.

RTÉ will select the funniest, most touching, awe-inspiring and strange responses for the television programme while the best of the rest will be posted on RTÉ.ie.

The programme is open to anyone, anywhere who would like to send in their thoughts on being Irish.

Whatever #HowToBeIrish means to you, we want you to show us on camera.

#HowToBeIrish will be hosted by Rick O’Shea of RTÉ 2fm, helped by model Faye Dinsmore and RTÉ presenter Stephen Byrne.

For more info visit www.rte.ie/howtobeirish or e-mail howtobeirish@rte.ie.