Damiel heads for Ballymaloe for the Annual Long Table Dinner http://www.ballymaloe.ie/
Frances Shanahan hears how farmers are being helped to encourage wildlife- especially bees - onto their lands … and visits an organic garden centre for some hints http://www.irishbeekeeping.ie/ http://www.greenearthorganics.ie/
Louise Denvir hears what its like to grow up in a famous and historic house – Lisadell Co Slogo . With connections to Yeats and other historic figures ? its recently reopened after a long running legal dispute. http://www.lissadellhouse.com/
Damien met Marty Mulligan on his farm at Uisneach near Loughnavalley, Westmeath. facebook/uisneach
Women in Farming
Damien was joined by two women who know a thing or two about farming. Marita Kelly who runs a dairy and sucker farm and Katherine O' Leary from the Farmer's Journal
Louise Denvir reports from Carnaross, Blessington and Ballinrobe marts !
Liquid Milk Forum
The IFA organised the first ever liquid milk forum yesterday and Pat O' Keeffe from the Irish Farmers Journal reports on what happened and the challenges in the sector
Abbatoir Tour and Knife Skills
Suzanne Campbell went along to a butchery course at Farrelly's in Delgany and an abbatoir tour with Padraig Farrelly.
High Nelly Bicycles
Vintage & classic bicycles have surged in popularity over the past few years, and it's part in thanks to a number of High Nelly Associations which have popped up across Ireland. One such company is High Nelly in Limerick, Our reporter Louise Denvir...
Low Cost Selling of Fruit & Vegetables
Michael Ellis, Managing director of Gerry Ellis an sons, a County Cavan based fruit and vegetables wholesaler and retailer spoke to Damien & IFA president Eddie Downey about the low cost selling of fruit & vegetables.
Soft Fruit Production
It's peak season for soft fruit production and all over the country, Most of the soft fruit that’s produced in Ireland is grown in County Wexford and Frances Shanahan has been to that country to meet a farmer who is growing a wide variety of fruits...
Deer Culling Program - IFA President Eddie Downey
Eddie Downey, president of the Irish Farmers Association joined Damien in studio this morning. Eddie discusses the topic of Deer Culling, reaction to the change of the agriculture portfolio in government.
Howth Pier is particularly busy at this time of year, for one very good reason - its fishmongers! Nicky McLoughlin from Nicky's Plaice knows more about the Pier than most. Louise Denvir visited the Pier this week.
Small Producers and Employment
Our indigenous food sector is something to shout about and smaller regional based businesses are significantly boosting local employment - Suzanne Campbell joins Damien in studio.
This week the Willie Clancy Summer School begins in Clare, which is named in honour of the famous piper, Willie Clancy. But who in Ireland make Uilleann Pipes? Brian Lally spoke to Bill Hannon.
GLAS: Bio-diversity and Environmental Initiatives
This week a new €4 billion incentive package was announced by the Minister for Agriculture. Matt O'Keeffe, farmer and editor of Irish Farmers Monthly chats with Damien about GLAS.
Contractors are working morning, noon and night in the good weather making silage. Meadows have been cut and fodder saved for winter. Damien met Richie White from Slievenamon in Co. Tipperary and his brothers Martin and John.
Emma McNamara was one of the first to taste this season's Connemara Lamb at an event last night run by the Guerrilla Gourmet Club
Rose O' Donovan
Rose O' Donovan from the Brussels based Agri affairs journals 'Agra Facts' talks about the possible impact of the Junker appointment on Euro Agri policy
Shopping at Farmer's Market's
Louise visited Kilkenny Farmer's Market, and Catherine Cleary talks about her social experiment which was eating from a market only for a whole week
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