Saturday, 8.10am

    CountryWide Saturday 25 July 2015



    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.


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    26 years in the saddle

     John and Michael

     John Moloney has run the Galway Races for 26 years and next week will be his final set. His son Michael is taking over in April.. now to be clear he is a fully qualified accountant and comes from being Chief Executive of Plumpton Racecourse in the UK (where he has been since September 2011).
    John joins Damien from Ballybrit this morning




     Ger of Beara 

    Frances Shanahan went off to west cork on a seafood hunt- first was Ger Lynch from Beara Seafoods on his mussel business. Then on to Clonakilty for BIM's seafood research centre



    The harvest season is under way and Damien went along with farmer Tom Short to harvest winter barley on his farm in Newtownmountkennedy Co. Wicklow. 




    Larry Goodman of ABP and the Gas-Hear team

    Alma Jordan is a mother on a mixed farm - horses, tillage and some Charolais beef cattle near Julianstown, Co. Meath and runs

    Farmsafety4kids is Website and Twitter run by Aoibheann Mangan (8) and Padraic Godwin (9)- who are the 3rd year class in Cloghans Hill National School , Co Mayo

    Gas-Hear is a gas safety monitor and warning system designed and built by Alice Ryan, Estelle Parkinson and Ellen O'Donnell of Presentation Secondary, Thurles co tipp, which won awards in this year's young Scientist. A feasibility study is running at the moment with the personal backing of Larry Goodman of ABP.


    Sing if you're glad to be in Tipperary

     For the members of Tipperary Gospel Choir, it is one of the busiest seasons! Rehearsals are in full swing for performances at a rich range of local festivals, kicking off with the Ardpatrick Festival in County Limerick on Friday 31st July - Mary Mc Donnell of Grey Heron Media went along to the small village of Kilfeacle to meet the singers and their choir director, Marji Maxwell.

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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

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Galway Races
      Composer: Traditional
      Performer(s): Dubliners
      Performer(s): Dubliners
      Album: disky
      Duration: 0:30
    • Title: To The Sea
      Composer: Egan
      Performer(s): Jape
      Performer(s): Jape
      Album: The Monkeys In the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me
      Duration: 4:53
    • Title: Happy Together
      Composer: Garry Bonner And Alan Gordon
      Performer(s): Tipperary Gospel Choir
      Performer(s): Tipperary Gospel Choir
      Duration: 0:30


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    Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

    Producer: Ian Wilson

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