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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 the country.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

Taste of Cavan

8/12/2017
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Reporter Darragh McCullough pays a visit to the Taste of Cavan festival.

Duration: 00:07:12


Away with the fairies

8/12/2017
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Ronan Kelly meets Pat Noone on his farm in Kilconnell, Galway. Pat tells tales of another world…the world of fairies!

Duration: 00:05:21


Climate change

8/12/2017
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Are we serious about climate change or not? Damien discusses the issue with Professor John Sweeney and Harold Kingston.

Duration: 00:15:22


Seamus O'Rourke

8/12/2017
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Writer and actor Seamus O'Rourke is back! This time around we hear Seamus perform "The Round Roofed Shed".

Duration: 00:04:54


Irish Vet Fails Oz Language Test

8/12/2017
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Australian agricultural journalist Philippa Courtney chats with Damien about this Australian language test, Aussie Ag and immigration.

Duration: 00:09:07


Aga Khan dream team

8/5/2017
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Remember the 1977-79 Aga Khan dream team? Suzanne Campbell reminisced with Paul Darragh's brother Dave about Eddie Macken James Kernan Con Power.

Duration: 00:12:12


Tom Latchford

8/5/2017
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Tom Latchford first spoke to Damien on RTE's Liveline a few weeks back when he felt that the price of coffins are just too expensive, so he decided to make himself one instead. Damien went to visit him in Galway, and not only does he make coffins but he looks after neglected donkeys.

Duration: 00:08:30


Pat McDonagh

8/5/2017
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Pat McDonagh joined Damien in our Galway studio to talk about rural Ireland

Duration: 00:09:54


Maura Melhone

8/5/2017
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Our radio diarist Maura Melhone writer and city girl who is married to a farmer. Over the last year or so Urbanite Maura McElhone has been adapting to life with Farmer and Boyfriend Jack, and now it's holiday time. Small Mercies indeed. You can follow Maura's cultural transition on her well named blog Fallingforafarmer.com

Duration: 00:05:29


Vets

8/5/2017
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The Farming Independent reported this week that there are over one hundred vets needed to service farms around the country as veterinary students opt for small animal practices over large animal practices. Claire McCormacks story described the situation as a crises. Damien spoke to County Galway vet Conor Geraghty about the looming problem.

Duration: 00:07:24


Phil Hogan

7/29/2017
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Interview with EU Agricultural Commissioner Phil Hogan in his Brussels Office with his opinion on a wide range of issues pertinent to the office.

Duration: 00:14:45


GAA Social Initiative

7/22/2017
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Meath GAA Health and wellbeing committee brought a group of older gaels and former players on a visit as part of the GAA social initiative this week. And if you want to find out more about the GAA health and wellbeing programme, you should make contact through your local GAA club or county board.

Duration: 00:09:11


Pearse Lyons

7/22/2017
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Dr. Pearse Lyons is an entrepreneur who left Ireland with $10,000 to set up Alltech in Kentucky USA, an animal nutrition company. Now a multi billion euro business with depots across the globe. Dr Lyons along with his wife Deirdre took on a project to revamp a church on James Street into a whisky distillery and visitor centre.

Duration: 00:10:07


Model Farm in Tullamore, Co.Offaly

7/22/2017
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We often hear how the print media is under pressure. So innovation is paramount. The Farmers Journal has weathered the changing media landscape well but it is also thinking outside the box and earlier this year it leased a farm outside Tullamore.

Duration: 00:03:57


Organic farming

7/22/2017
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Organic farming is all about sustainability and Kate Carmody practices what she preaches at her farm in North Kerry. Reporter Grainne McPolin and assistant Paul Haywood go back to the land to see Kate in action.

Duration: 00:06:46


Evelyn Cusack

7/22/2017
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It has been said by some that, when it comes to predicting the weather cows have more authority than the meteorology experts, according to a study. A survey of 2000 adults by the British Met Office this week discovered that quite a lot of people do believe in pishogues or old wives tales as we would call them to make predictions about the weather

Duration: 00:11:17


Larissa Tormey

7/15/2017
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Larissa Tormey, a classical trained soprano and pianist met her future husband, Christy, when he was on a stag weekend in Moscow. Within six months of their meeting, they were married. Well 16 years on, Larissa is now making her mark as a country music singer. Brenda Donohue went down to Kilbeggan and Larissa began by showing her around the farm.

Duration: 00:08:31


Kiltimagh

7/15/2017
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We went West to Kiltimagh in County Mayo where Darragh McCullough of Ear to the Ground fame who was standing by among a laod of culchies.

Duration: 00:14:58


The Hucklebuck

7/15/2017
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Brendan Bowyer singing the Hucklebuck arguably the signature tune of the showband era, a uniquely Irish genre of music that packed dance halls throughout the 60s. And the stories and anecdotes from those dancehall days are subject of a new book which is being pieced together and to tell us more is Joe Kearney who joins me in studio.

Duration: 00:07:10


Blackwater Gin

7/15/2017
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The first craft gin distiller to set up is Blackwater Distillery in County Waterford, situated on the banks of the River Blackwater in Cappoquin. This week we sent our reporter Kiara Murphy along to find out a little more about the art of making gin from co-owner and former TV producer Peter Mulryan.

Duration: 00:06:29

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