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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

Ireland's Fittest Farmer

10/21/2017
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Peter Manley help his father Michael on their 90 acre dairy farm on the banks of The Grand Canal near Edenderry, Co Offaly & from there he also runs his fitness business. He has transformed an old dilapidated shed into a top class gym facility. Brenda O'Donoghue went to visit Peter in his gym.

Duration: 00:07:35


Mike Ross - Nat Dairy Show

10/21/2017
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Mike Ross made 61 appearances for Ireland as tight head prop between 2011-2016 and 151 appearances for Leinster before his retirement last April. Mike popped into studio before heading down to Millstreet to officially open the 35th National Dairy Show.

Duration: 00:10:30


Smart Farming

10/21/2017
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Energy efficiency, better breeding & grassland management are at the heart of the IFAs Smart Farming project in conjunction with the EPA to improve farm efficiencies to reduce emissions & improve profitability Damien speaks to smart farmer Andrew McHugh in Newtownforbes & Cara Augustenburg, chair of the European Friends of the Earth is in studio.

Duration: 00:13:39


Storm Ophelia - damage

10/21/2017
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Mary McDonnell of Grey Heron Media went to visit two farmers in Munster to see how they fared in the aftermath of the storm last Monday.

Duration: 00:08:00


Goat farming

10/14/2017
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A story of how literally a dream became reality for a young farming couple. Damien visits the goat farm of Paul & Amy Davis just outside Dunmore in Co. Galway. Plus Georgina Campbell, President of the Irish Food Writers Guild & publisher of Georgina Campbells Food Guide joins Damien on the line.

Duration: 00:08:56


Safety of Glyphosate Weedkiller

10/14/2017
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A really hot issue for many in agriculture & elsewhere is the safety of Glyphosate - the weedkiller produced by Agri firm Monsanto & the most widely used in the World. It was discussed at a meeting of the EU agri & envir committee in Brussels this week & to discuss further are farmers Louis McAuley Co Meath & Rod Calder-Potts of Highbank Orchards.

Duration: 00:12:53


Small Farms- Under Pressure

10/14/2017
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A new survey published this week reveals that there are a staggering 50,000 farms in Ireland with an average income of just under 3,000 euros. Dr Emma Dillon of Teagasc joins us from Athlone studio. Also on the line we have Jennifer O'Connell who will be presenting a new 2 part TV series Under Pressure, exploring the science of stress.

Duration: 00:12:49


Listowel Mart

10/14/2017
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It was of course budget week & farmers were up in arms about the commercial stamp duty increase which will impact on sales of farmland. Reporter Daniel Clancy of Grey Heron Media went to the mart in Listowel to ask farmers what they made of the budget.

Duration: 00:03:35


Cross the Line Films

10/7/2017
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Damien speaks to John Murray MD of Cross the Line Films, Ireland's biggest producer of Wildlife Documentaries which have been shown on a variety of channels, RTE, TG4, BBC & many more. John is just back from Jackson Hole in the US, a mecca for wildlife filmmakers.

Duration: 00:04:46


Roundwood National School - Rian Butler

10/7/2017
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We were contacted by Roundwood NS in Wicklow who were amazed by a biodiversity project video by 9 year old Rian Butler. Rian is an aspiring wildlife cameraman, setting up cameras in the woodland around his house, in order to capture wildlife footage. Countrywide went along to meet Rian.

Duration: 00:04:01


Brexit, EU & IFA Protest

10/7/2017
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Farmers & politicians are up in arms at rumours that the EU will allow easier access for beef imports from South America to help strike a trade deal with the Mercursor countries. It prompted a protest by the IFA outside the EU Commission Offices in Dublin last Wednesday. Damien spoke to IFA President Joe Healy.

Duration: 00:15:03


Aubracs

10/7/2017
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We have many different breeds of cattle in the national herd, some native & so called continental breeds. Albracs are a French breed & probably among the last of the continental breeds to reach these shores. Damien recently met two Albrac breeders in county Galway, Kevin O'Brien & James Donnellan, President of the Irish Albrac Society.

Duration: 00:06:27


Environmental Standards

10/7/2017
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The EPA recently published the companies they say are in breach of environmental standards, They include agri food companies, Dairygold, Carbery Food Ingredients & Arrabawn all of which are Origin Green approved, Origin Green being the Bord Bia gold seal of approval for good environmental practice. Claire McCormack & Michael Moloney join Damien.

Duration: 00:10:06


Suzanne Campbell, Macreddin, Co Wicklow

9/30/2017
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Imagine a meal in which every single ingredient comes from within a mile of your home, sounds plausible but easier than you think! Hotelier Evan Doyle is planning to do just that next Thursday night at the Brook Lodge hotel, Macreddin in County Wicklow. Joining Damien this morning is our Food & Farming reporter Suzanne Campbell.

Duration: 00:10:18


Run for Adam Burke

9/30/2017
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Kildare man Adam Burke was a young fit man when he suffered a stroke while playing gaelic football for his club Two Mile House, his parents were told prepare for the worst as Adam only had a one in five chance of survival. But survive he did and has made a substantial recovery. Brenda Donohue met with Adam & his parents pitchside at Two Mile House.

Duration: 00:07:08


Rural Crime

9/30/2017
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Following a debate on rural crime at Nat Ploughing championships in which a County Tipperary farmer, John Tully gave a passionate if not provocative speech, which no doubt was bourne out of frustration by farmers living in rural Ireland who are victims of crime. Joining Damien on the line this morning is the President of the ICMSA, John Comer.

Duration: 00:08:43


Salvaging the Harvest

9/30/2017
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First a report from Damien with Co. Galway farm contractor Martin Fleming in Mountbellow during the week, followed by Andy Doyle, Tillage Correspondent of The Farmers Journal in studio this morning.

Duration: 00:14:06


Countrywide Culture Night Special

9/23/2017
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This is a Countrywide special from the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle for Culture Night. Culture night is a celebration of our culture & of the arts. We are going to call this a celebration of Agriculture Night! We have great guests lined up which reflect the impact & pentration of arts & culture in rural Ireland...

Duration: 00:40:48


Screggan, Co. Offaly

9/16/2017
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This morning Countrywide comes live from Screggan in Tullamore, the site for the 2017 National Ploughing Championships. The finishing touches are being put to preparations to welcome over a quarter of a million people over the 3 day event next week.

Duration: 00:40:03


Irish Agricultural Science Association

9/9/2017
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The 75th annual conference of the IASA took place yesterday in Kildare. Aside from top researchers, academics, agricultural business & administration figures in Ireland there was also a big international presence, with representatives of the world's biggest dairy operations.

Duration: 00:03:46

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