Saturday, 8.10am

    CountryWide Saturday 23 May 2015



    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.

    Marty Morrissey interviews James Nolan, butcher

    James Nolan is the fourth generation of the Nolan family  to run the butcher’s business in Kilcullen in County Kildare.  He joins Marty to talk about the challenges of running a family business and the  life changing impact a kidney transplant had on his life.

    Courtesy of Ear to the Ground


    Marty Morrissey makes silage

    This is the time of year when farmers start cutting silage.  There are only a few weeks to make feed for next winter, so Marty meets John Sheehy, the Chairman of the Irish Farm Contractors to see how the season is going – so far!


    Cork Institute of Technology Entrepreneur of the Year award

    The Cork Institute of  Technology fosters innovation and enterprise among its students.   Frances Shanahan meets Cara Tremain, CIT Entrerpreneur of the Year and Stephen Downey and Padraic Walsh who also have great business ideas.


    Kerry Cattle are rare breeds

    The Kerry cow is a rare and native breed of animal and Raymond Hilliard is the secretary of the Kerry Cattle Society. She introduces Martina Mc Glynn to Mischief and some of the other cows in her herd.

    Love your Markets! competition

    And Markets Alive are asking you to support your local markets this week.  Congratulations to the winner of our competition prize, sponsored by Bord Bia, of a dinner, bed and breakfast at The Brook Lodge Hotel in Mccreddin Village, County Wicklow. 

    In addition to the bumper hamper of estate produce from Killruddery Estate and Market in County Wicklow, lucky listeners got hampers from St George's Market, Belfast; The Red Stables, Clontarf; The People's Park, Dun Laoghaire and Howth  market all in Dublin and from the Cork markets at Wilton (Tuesday); Mahon Point (Thursday) and Douglas (Saturday).

    About The Show

    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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    Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

    Producer: Ian Wilson

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