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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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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

Countrywide podcast

8/17/2019
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John visits Portumna Workhouse, Co. Galway, in studio two custodians of Ireland's intangible cultural heritage, Sinead UíGuibhne, of the Boyne Currach Project & Ken Curran, a dry stone wall builder. Tornadoes in Minnesota, night kayaking in Castlehaven Bay & John speaks to two legends of Hurling, John Power from Kilkenny & Bobby Ryan, Tipperary.

Duration:00:43:06

Countrywide Podcast

8/10/2019
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This morning Countrywide's Damien O'Reilly is in Butterfield Estate, home of this year's Tullamore Show & FBD National Livestock Show. Ireland's largest one day annual Agricultural Show & Country Lifestyle Festival Trade Exhibition.

Duration:00:46:23

Week of Mixed Emotions for County Offaly

7/27/2019
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It has been a week of mixed emotions for the people of County Offaly, with the highs of Shane Lowry securing his first Major title at the Open Championship to fears up to 1,000 jobs could be lost after a ESB power plant redevelopment in Offaly was refused. Journalist PJ Cunningham joined Damien O'Reilly to discuss the highs and lows of this week.

Duration:00:10:37

Ireland's Oldest Active Farmer - Adolf Bader

7/27/2019
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Adolf Bader, is 96 years young, and still uses his 1962 Deutz tractor on his farm in County Wicklow. Adolf, fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a farmer after moving to Ireland with his wife and their young child from Germany, Countrywide Reporter Ella McSweeney, visited his farm to find out more about the man who could be Ireland's oldest ac

Duration:00:07:57

Brexit, Brazilian Beef and Climate Change for Farmers

7/27/2019
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Irish Beef farmers are caught in a perfect storm with Brexit, Brazilian Beef and the Climate Change debate ongoing. Justin Mc Carthy, Editor of the Irish Farmer's Journal joined Damien O'Reilly in studio this morning to discuss these key issues for farmers in 2019.

Duration:00:11:41

Road Bowling in Waterford

7/27/2019
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On certain country roads, you'll still find groups playing a game with a very simple aim, to throw your metal ball to the finish line in fewer throws than your opponent, that game is road bowling and Daniel Clancy went to Copper Coast Road in East Waterford with Liam Power and members of Fenner Road Bowling Club to have a go.

Duration:00:07:29

Damien Goes Potato Picking

7/27/2019
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Damien, heads to North County Dublin to pick some potatoes with two farmers, Lar Flynn and John Thorne. Damien forgot his shovel but brought his microphone along and found out the issues for growing potatoes, the demand on the market and how organic manure can be used to help be sustainable.

Duration:00:06:56

Countrywide podcast

7/20/2019
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Irish pig farmers on red alert as African Swine fever continues to spread, Damien is joined by states Chief Veterinary Officer, Martin Blake. Hannah Quinn Mulligan reports from Listowel Mart on tractor safety for youngsters. Sheep farmers on challenges & issues facing sheep farming. The welfare of Irish greyhounds, Ger Dollard & WWoofers in Irel.

Duration:00:45:40

Countrywide podcast

7/13/2019
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Suzanne Campbell visits Greenhill Fruit Farm in Wexford run by Eamonn Crean. Diarmuid McIntyre on the Shannon with the women of the Shannon Dragons. In studio Zoe Kavanagh, CEO of NDC on consumer attitudes on dairy produce. Jeffrey Roe of Dublinmaker.ie on upcoming event in Merrion Square Dublin & Agriland Cormac Farrelly on technology & farming.

Duration:00:43:12

Countrywide podcast

7/6/2019
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This morning on Countrywide, Dairy Farmers on their plans to become more efficient, the lonely battle of Kildare farmer Thomas Reid, we talk about how changing patterns affects flora & fauna lifecycles & live in studio the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed.

Duration:00:42:31

Soapbox Science

6/29/2019
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Damien finds out more about the Soapbox Science movement aiming to get more women into science.

Duration:00:04:39

EU - Mercosur Beef Deal

6/29/2019
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Commissioner Phil Hogan, IFA President Joe Healy and Edmond Phelan of the ICSA discuss the new EU- Mercosur beef deal.

Duration:00:12:58

Sheep Shearing World Championships

6/29/2019
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Damien meets the young Sligo woman who hopes to strike gold for Ireland at the world sheep shearing world championships.

Duration:00:06:31

Matchmaking Then And Now

6/29/2019
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Seamus O'Rourke reflects on the art of matchmaking.

Duration:00:03:44

Growing Popularity Of Vegan Meat

6/29/2019
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Suzanne Cambell reports on the growth in popularity of vegan meat.

Duration:00:10:24

Goat Cheese Farming

6/29/2019
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Damien meets Victor and Breda O'Sullivan of Bluebell Falls Farm in Cork, renowned for its goats cheese.

Duration:00:06:49

Shane Connaughton

6/22/2019
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Tomorrow thousands of Cavan footballers will be streaming to Clones to see their team in an Ulster final for the first time in 18 years. Damien was joined in studio by actor, author, playwright, and fellow Cavan football fan, Shane Connaughton.

Duration:00:11:54

Christmas Trees & Geese

6/22/2019
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In Piltown in Bettystown, Co. Meath, you might see an unusual farm combination of Christmas trees and geese. Louise Denvir went to speak to Karl Allen on his farm to learn more!

Duration:00:06:18

Hemp

6/22/2019
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This week a conference held by Teagasc heard how farmers are being offered contracts to grow hemp in a effort to make Ireland a global supplier of the products derived from the plant. Suzanne Campbell went to meet farmer Ed Hanbridge outside Baltinglass in Wicklow to learn more.

Duration:00:09:29

Irish Farm Report 2019

6/22/2019
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Damien spoke to John Donoghue, CEO of IFAC, to discuss the findings of the Irish Farm Report 2019.

Duration:00:05:51