KILBEGGAN YOUR ATTENTION05/30/15
Kilbeggan Organic Foods was established in January 2011. A family business run by the Lalor Family which produces and markets Organic food products based on the organic oat crop grown on the family farm, Ballard Organic Farm.
CRISP AND VEGGIE
Joe and Sandra Burns are making and selling crisps made from root vegetables, rather than potatoes. Frances Shanahan met up with them on their farm near Killeagh in East CorK.
SUZANNE IS IN TATTERS(ALLS)
Suzanne Campbell headed to Tattersalls International Horse Trials held this week in Fairyhouse Co Meath.
Hard to Bate Irish Country Living
Mairead Lavery is editor of Irish Country Living
Kerry Cattle are rare breeds
The Kerry cow is a rare and native breed of animal and Raymond Hilliard is the secretary of the Kerry Cattle Society.
Preserves and fragrances
Veronica Molloy has developed her business Crossogue Preserves while her son John has left the land to found a perfumerie called Memo Fragrances.
Cork Institute of Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award
Frances Shanahan meets Cara Tremain, CIT Entrerpreneur of the Year and Stephen Downey and Padraic Walsh who also have great business ideas.
Marty Morrissey makes silage
Marty meets John Sheehy, the Chairman of the Irish Farm Contractors to see how the season is going – so far!
Marty Morrissey interviews James Nolan, butcher
James Nolan is the fourth generation of the Nolan family to run the butcher’s business in Kilcullen in County Kildare.
The death of RTÉ Broadcaster and writer Derek Davis, has been a shock to the nation. Derek contributed to Countrywide in June 2012, a week in which a Welsh fisherman Cerri Jones caught a record breaking 23 pound trout in Lough Corrib. May he rest in...
This weekend starts the Love Your Local Market weekend, designed to boost interest in our local markets. Damien was joined by David O Brien who runs the milk market in Limerick and by Ellie Gill who runs Love Your Local Market which represents 1100...
Richard Wright - Balmoral Show 2015
The Barmoral Show is on this week, is has moved to the Maze
Damien met Herdwatch farmer Andrew on his farm in Co. Tipperary to find out how Herdwatch is saving him 5-6 hours a week - and how that all this information can be seen anytime, anywhere from your smartphone, tablet or laptop/computer.4 years ago...
Blanaid Ni Cofaigh visits a Unique GAA Club Na Gael Oiga
Na Gaeil Óga is an Irish language GAA club based in Dublin bringing together Gaeltacht people and non-Gaeltacht people looking for a sport and social outlet with a common love of the language. Blanaid Ni Cofaigh visited Club Na Gael Oiga.
DARKNESS INTO LIGHT
Damien comes in this morning hot foot from running the event in Phoenix Park Dublin, one of 80 5k events all across the country raising money for Pieta house.
Tis the handle of 14 year old Sarah Armstrong, who is both mad and serious about farming!
There has been much talk of the decline of the rural pub. Padraig Cribben is CEO of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) who represent over 4,000 pubs outside of Dublin.
KNOCKLONG (AND OFTEN)
The village of knocklong in Co. Limerick has the reopening tonight (Saturday) of the Magnet pub by local man & Limerick hurling Manager TJ Ryan after being closed for 3 years.
YOU MIGHT ASK: ARE THE BRITS OUT?
Alan Renwick is Professor Of Agriculture & Food Economics at the School Of Agriculture & Food Science UCD and he tells Damien the scale and possible fall out of a British Exit the EU.
ALTERNATIVE TO THE BIG BOYS.
There are alternative ways of procuring local Irish veg and cut out the middle man at the same time. Food and farming reporter Suzanne Campbell went to learn more about how farmers and consumers can benefit from consumer supported agriculture.
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