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Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across Ireland. Listen live Saturdays at 8am on RTÉ Radio 1.

Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across Ireland. Listen live Saturdays at 8am on RTÉ Radio 1.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across Ireland. Listen live Saturdays at 8am on RTÉ Radio 1.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

Column - Janet Heeran

6/27/2020
Janet Heeran lives on a farm in County Cork & in her column this morning, she reminds us of the importance of having a good thermos flask in the family.

Duration:00:04:36

Ireland's local abattoirs

6/27/2020
While the big meat plants were in the news recently with a lot of workers contracting the Covid virus, small abatoirs & processors were also having their woes. Vets who do inspections in small abattoirs are paid by local authorities & the FSA, but a dispute over payment meant this service was threatened to end this week. Suzanne Campbell reports.

Duration:00:07:14

Edmond Scanlon CEO Kerry Group

6/27/2020
Kerry Group plc, with revenues of over seven billion euros, employs over 26,000 people producing ingredients & flavourings for consumer foods & nutrition aDamien recently spoke to Edmond on how he is managing a global giant like Kerry during through the Covid19 crises & he explained the scale of their operation.round the globe.

Duration:00:14:43

Seaweed for Cattle feed

6/27/2020
Researches across the world are discovering that a type of red seaweed, native to the Pacific but found in a similar form in small quantities here, could reduce methane emissions by between 40 & 98 % if fed to cattle. And trials on this are underway at the Bantry Marine Research Station in west Cork. A case of blue meets green as Lorna Siggins rep.

Duration:00:07:07

Covid-19 - Catch Up

6/27/2020
Over the past ten weeks or so, we chatted at various times to different people working in different areas of the economy, of society of sport about coping with restrictions & thought it would be a good time to check in again for the great re-opening up. On the line are barber Paddy Joe Burke, Sarah Furno, John Heslin & Rev Lorraine Capper.

Duration:00:10:46

'The Drawer'

6/20/2020
Seamus O'Rourke performs 'The Drawer' with music from John Devine ahead of Father's Day this weekend.

Duration:00:03:30

Agriculture In Programme For Government

6/20/2020
Charlie McConalogue, TD for Donegal and Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and The Marine, joins the programme to discuss the Programme for Government that will be voted upon next week.

Duration:00:07:53

Rural Tourism And Covid-19

6/20/2020
Hannah Quinn Mulligan heads to the Cliffs of Moher to see what the impact of the coronavirus has been on Agri-Tourism in rural Co. Clare.

Duration:00:06:34

Food Industry In And Beyond The Pandemic

6/20/2020
Padraig Ryan, Director of Business Consulting at Grant Thornton, speaks to Damien about how the food sector has been affected by Covid-19 and what the future may hold.

Duration:00:06:52

Drive In Graduation

6/20/2020
Brenda Donohue reports from Kildare Town Community School; who held their 6th year Graduation in drive-in form in a car park this week.

Duration:00:08:04

Being An Irish Tillage Farmer

6/20/2020
Damien visits Olly Whyte's farm in North County Dublin to find out more about being an Irish tillage farmer and he also speaks to Andy Doyle of the Irish Farmers Journal about the difficulties they face and the frustrations they have.

Duration:00:12:35

Louch Gowna - John Connell

6/13/2020
John Connell's memoir The Cow Book - the story of life on a family farm, was a success at home in his native Longford & with readers across the world when it was published in 2018. His next book, The Running Book, due to be published in October of this year. The local lake - Lough Gowna - is a landmark in John's life as he now explains.

Duration:00:03:40

Covid-19: Aid Package for Beef Farmers

6/13/2020
Yesterday afternoon the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine announced a fifty euro million aid package for beef farmers who have been affected badly by Covid19. Beef sales have plummeted & kill at the factories down. Minister Michael Creed joins me on the line from Cork.

Duration:00:11:05

Archives of our Lives

6/13/2020
Mary McDonnell from Grey Heron Media found treasures from her own archives as a radio programme maker, and more besides, when she climbed into the attic of her family home.

Duration:00:07:12

Covid 19 - Ireland's butchers

6/13/2020
Suzanne Campbell has discovered that Ireland’s butchers are one of those businesses to benefit from the lockdown, with most butchers reporting an increase in sales.

Duration:00:08:42

Cruinniu na nOg

6/13/2020
For young people, their annual Cruinniu na nOg is taking place on line this year. Events are being hosted in every county & you can find a new RTE jr series called “My Creative Life” where young people tell their stories. Stories like those of Molly & Lucy, two teens from Cloughjordan who are circus artists.

Duration:00:02:17

Covid 19 - Livestock marts reopen

6/13/2020
Livestock marts began trading again as close to normal as possible under social distancing rules. Brenda Donohoe popped along to the Wednesday sale at Kilcullen mart in County Kildare to see how they were coping with the new rules.

Duration:00:08:29

Weather

6/13/2020
Despite recent rain, drought conditions this Spring have left crops under serious pressure, Michael Hennessy, head of crop knowledge transfer dept with Teagasc joins Damien on the line.

Duration:00:04:28

Comedian Colm O'Regan

6/6/2020
Colm O'Regan looks ahead to a summer without festivals, fairs and shows around the country.

Duration:00:04:03

Richard Corrigan On 'The New Normal'

6/6/2020
Chef Richard Corrigan joins the programme to discuss the realities of what his business will be like post Covid-19.

Duration:00:09:48