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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 the country.

Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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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 the country.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

Séamus O'Rourke

11/10/2018
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While it has its challenges most farmers will tell you that they wouldn’t have it any other way, that farming is at the back of it all, a great way of life. But it is not for everybody especially those who grew up on the farm as Seamus O’Rourke now explains while sitting under the rustling leaves of a tree in a field on a farm in Leitrim

Duration:00:04:16

Marc Calon

11/10/2018
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The Common Agricultural Policy accounts for just under 40 per cent of the total EU annual budget. It is money which is distributed among Europes farmers and food producers to help them. This system that has been criticized this week by the European Court of Auditors. Marc Calon, President of the Dutch farmers union, joined Damien for a chat.

Duration:00:08:51

Louise Denver

11/10/2018
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A couple of weeks back, we heard Jackie Cahill say some farmers, particularly dairy farmers, are becoming overworked and overstressed. Increasingly, there are people and businesses who are working hard to find solutions to help ease the workload for farmers; Louise Denvir was hearing from them this week, and she started out in Tulsk in Co Roscommon

Duration:00:08:39

Hannah Quinn Mulligan

11/10/2018
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Over 28,000 acres of farmland across the country is now in the hands of Vulture funds. Hannah Quinn Mulligan of the Irish Farmers Journal has carried out extensive research on this and she joined Damien in studio to discuss

Duration:00:10:14

Stephan Grace

11/10/2018
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Ardfinnan's Missing Geese

Duration:00:07:43

Anne Marie Gibbons - The Messiah in the Knock Basilica

11/3/2018
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Organizer of the concert, The Messiah in the Knock Basilica, featuring RTE Concert Orchestra is mezzo soprano Anne Marie Gibbons who joins Marty in studio this morning. Anne Marie comes from a farming background in Louisburg but made it singing all the way to Covent Garden.

Duration:00:12:11

International Agriculture Correspondents

11/3/2018
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This week the Intl Federation of Agriculture journalists are for the very first time, holding their Executive Meeting in Ireland. They will be visiting farms & food companies here to learn more about agriculture in this country. This report from Suzanne Campbell.

Duration:00:05:49

Rememberance Run- Phoenix Park

11/3/2018
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Marty is joined by the Editor of Irish Runner magazine, Frank Greally to get listeners to take part on Sunday morning 11th November in the Phoenix Park - to Walk, Jog or Run & Remember.

Duration:00:02:56

John McGough

11/3/2018
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Former Macra boss Tommy McGuire has been researching one of the world's greatest athletes from the 1900s, John McGough from Castleblaney. Its fascinating tale, involving Monaghan GAA, Glasgow's Old Firm soccer clubs, the Olympic Games & an infamous match-fixing scandal featuring Man United & the 1947 All-Ireland Football final in New York.

Duration:00:12:21

Killybegs Fishermen's Org

11/3/2018
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Sean O'Donoghue, CEO of Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation speaks to Marty about the trawlermen concerns about Brexit. They share quotas with UK trawlermen, who are very keen to break from the EU.

Duration:00:06:18

The late Philip McCabe

10/27/2018
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We learned with sadness a week ago of the passing of bee expert Philip McCabe. Philip was a regular contributor to the Derek Mooney Show & Mooney Goes Wild. In Sept 2010 Damien was invited to his apiary in Co. Louth to teach him a thing or two about bees & beekeeping. This report in memory of the late Philip McCabe. May he rest in peace.

Duration:00:04:19

Galway Pumpkin Patch

10/27/2018
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Pumpkins have become a feature of the season too & more people are growing them for sale including Caroline Whelan who has developed a patch on the family farm in Ardrahan, Co. Galway which is a traditional livestock farm run by her father. Brenda Donohue searches for the perfect pumpkin!

Duration:00:07:14

Women in Farming & Agriculture

10/27/2018
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Hundreds of women associated with farming & agriculture gathered in Killarney this week for the annual Women & Agricultural conference organised by Irish County Living & the Farmers Journal. It was the first big event for the new editor of Irish Country Living, Amii McKeever who is in studio with Damien this morning.

Duration:00:12:32

Rural Towns

10/27/2018
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Six rural towns have been invited by the Department of Rural & Community Development to come up with proposals for a pilot scheme, which aims to encourage more people to live in their town centres. One of the six is Castleblaney & Louise Denvir brings us this report.

Duration:00:08:18

Young farmers overstressed

10/27/2018
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Young farmers are at risk of becoming burned out because they are not able to cope with the workload on their farms, according to Jackie Cahill, Fianna Fail spokesman on Food & Agriculture. Jackie is on line from Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Duration:00:05:52

Farming for Nature

10/20/2018
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Next Saturday the winner of Ireland's Farming for Nature award will be presented - a new non-profit award which aims to unearth & showcase the many stories across Ireland of farmers who are contributing to High Nature Value farming. Suzanne Campbell met with one of the six finalists, Tipperary farmer Sean Farrell.

Duration:00:10:10

Tillage farming

10/20/2018
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It hasn't been an easy year for tillage farmers & for Ned English of Castlecomer Potatoes, in Kilbrin near Kanturk in Co. Cork has been no different. The weather has pushed back harvest & prices have gone up. Louise Denvir brings us this report.

Duration:00:07:12

Nick Whelan - NI Dairy co-op Dale Farm

10/20/2018
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Damien is joined by Wexford man Nick Whelan in our Belfast studio. Nick is Chief Executive of Northern Ireland's largest dairy co-op Dale Farm which is owned by 1300 farmers & employs over 1000 staff.

Duration:00:10:25

Galway Food Tours

10/20/2018
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Brenda O'Donohue joined a group of tourists on a two hour walking food tour of Galway. Founder of Galway Food Tours, Sheena Duigam, took them on a journey which went from oysters to cheese, sushi to crab, doughnuts to strawberry tarts, local beers & much more.

Duration:00:08:04

Rutting

10/20/2018
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It is the peak of rutting season in Phoenix Park & Damien met with environmental scientist Lief Barry to find out a little bit more about deer mating season. Male Fallow deer face off for the right to mate with their strange calls & clash of antlers all displays to make the male conspicuous & aids in mate selection.

Duration:00:07:00