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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

Ye Vagabonds - Live Music

6/23/2018
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TOUR DATES: July 7th - Sherkin House, Sherkin Island July 13th - Clare Island Community Centre, Clare Island July 25th - Halla Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin July 29th - Swell Festival, Aranmore August 3rd - Club Cléire, Cape Clear Island August 10th - Áras Éanna Theatre, Inis Oirr August 11th - Halla Rónán, Inis Mór

Duration:00:05:27

Farming and Wildlife Conservation

6/23/2018
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'Biodiversity Regeneration in a Dairying Environment', or BRIDE for short, is a new project in the Bride Valley in East Cork. Reporter Grainne McPoilin went along to meet farmer Donal Sheehan who is leading the project.

Duration:00:06:11

Farm Safety

6/23/2018
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Pat Griffin of the Health and Safety Authority and Alma Jordan, founder of Agrikids, talk about child safety on farms.

Duration:00:12:23

2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

6/23/2018
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Reporter Suzanne Campbell went down to the Curragh to find out about the preparations.

Duration:00:08:59

Climate Change

6/23/2018
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Meeting climate change targets while also striving to increase agricultural output and food production over the next ten years remain on the Irish agenda but are they compatible?

Duration:00:11:47

Songs for our Children

6/16/2018
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A group of traditional singers from all over Ireland hae been beavering away to compose a new body of traditional songs aimed at children. The brainchild of husband & wife team, Aileen Lambert & Michael Fortune. Brenda Donohue visited a rehearsal in St Aidans primary school in Ennischorthy to find out the idea behind the project.

Duration:00:07:56

Beef Exports - Compassion in World Farming

6/16/2018
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Today Compassion in Dublin World Farming will hold a street protest against live cattle & sheep exports in conjunction with similar awareness protests taking place in other cities around the world. Joining Damien on the line is Caroline Rowley, volunteer for CWF Ireland & in studio Angus Woords, farmer & chairman of IFA beef committee.

Duration:00:11:33

Shackleton Gardens Clonsilla

6/16/2018
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A famous garden nested in a corner of Clonsilla in west Dublin is set to reopen to the public. The gardens & house once owned by the Shackleton family have been bought by Fingal Co Council. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that the gardens are set to become a public amenity again. Louise Denvir reports.

Duration:00:06:14

Farming & Technology

6/16/2018
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Younger farmers are now adopting more technology to be more efficient. Damien visited Co Carlow farmer Kevin Nolan to see how Kevin uses technology on to his farm to get a a good reflection on the changing face of Irish farming. Also joining Damien from our Cork studio is farm advisor & consultant Mike Brady, columnist for Farming Independent.

Duration:00:14:24

Show Jumping

6/9/2018
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We are into show jumping season around the country & all eyes will be on the RDS in August. Ireland has a very proud tradition in showjumping going back four decades & only last year Ireland won Gold at the The Longines FEI European Showjumping Championships held in Gothenburg, Sweden. Suzanne Campbell joins Damien in studio this morning.

Duration:00:10:40

Anglo Nubian Goat Semen

6/9/2018
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Joining us from our Limerick studio is Dave Moloney, CEO of Bothar. Bothar work with farmers in Ireland to help improve the quality of African livestock & Dave is on the hunt for donations of Anglo Nubian Goat semen or young Nubian bucks for export to Africa.

Duration:00:04:51

Dr. Majid Fotuhi - Alzheimers

6/9/2018
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Last week Damien was at the annual Alltech conference in Kentucky & met with Dr. Majid Fotuhi, originally from Iran, is one of the top Neuroscience experts in the world & his specialist subject is the human brain & the effects of aging on the brain. He is an author & lecturer, involved in research of Alzheimers disease at John Hopkins University.

Duration:00:04:10

Sheep Shearing

6/9/2018
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This is the busiest time of the year for shearing sheep. A big occasion on sheep farms as ewes are relieved of their heavy woolly fleece under the hot summer sun. Damien visited Godfrey Potterton in Carbury, county Kildare.

Duration:00:08:08

CAP - Phelim O'Neill

6/9/2018
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Last week the EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan was officially launching his new look CAP proposals in Brussels member states begin to debate on how a final plan will look in about18 months time. Phelim O'Neill of the Irish Farmers Journal joins Damien this morning.

Duration:00:07:51

Silage Making

6/9/2018
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It dosen't seem like that long ago since we were in the midst of a long cold winter & fodder crises. But these past few weeks of high temperatures & sunshine has helped bring a smile back to the faces of our farmers. Reporter Daniel Clancy is in a silage field near Glenroe in county Limerick.

Duration:00:04:20

Live from Bloom in the Phoenix Park

6/2/2018
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Countrywide comes to you live from Bord Bia's Bloom in the Park, Ireland's premier garden festival. This morning Damien is joined by a variety of guests & music is from RTÉs Lyric Quartet.

Duration:00:39:38

Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

5/12/2018
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Ed Harper is a goat herder on an off shore Atlantic Island. Ed has been blind since birth. Reporter Grainne McPolin travelled to Cape Clear Island to meet Ed. In studio is Martin Gordan, who works with Ed Harper & many other visually impaired citizens across the country. Martin is on the Board of the Guide Dogs for the blind.

Duration:00:14:35

Marts & Safety

5/12/2018
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Damien visited Mart day in Castlerea - with 900 cattle for sale & 400 sellers & buyers around the rings plus heavy iron gates all in close proximity make marts more dangerous in recent years. Ray Doyle, Livestock Executive Services, ICOS joins Damien in studio this morning.

Duration:00:13:36

2018 GAA Championship - Tomás Ó Sé

5/12/2018
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This weekend the 2018 GAA championship gets up & running in earnest over the next few months but at grass roots level, the organisation is not without problems. Rural depopulation is hitting rural clubs across the country. An issue which former Kerry All Ireland medallist & RTE and Irish independent analyst Tomás Ó Sé has highlighted.

Duration:00:06:55

Darkness into Light

5/12/2018
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From 400 people at the first Darkness Into Light in 2009 to 180,000 people last year, DIL has become a movement in more ways than one across Ireland & all over the world. Damien attended the 10th Annual Darkness into Light event at Phoenix Park & brings us this report.

Duration:00:04:34