Saturday, 8.10am

    CountryWide Saturday 21 November 2015



    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly.


    Damien is taking a week off and Ella is in the house! The seat  at any rate. 


    Irish Rail - Journeys on Us

    Brenda joins Ella in studio this morning to talk about Irish Rails - Journeys on Us competition for 100 voluntary groups. Brenda also brings us a report from one of the winners of this great initiative, Millstreet Parent & Toddler Group.


    Pat Smith (left) has resigned over his 500,000 or so pay and benefits package. John Hanley  is the Roscommon County Chairman and member of the IFA Executive Council and Derek Deane is Carlow co Chairman and the person who is credited with making this such an issue. They talk to Ella about a bad week for the IFA. 

    IFA :


    Pop-Up Farm Waste Disposal

    On most farms some waste is so hazardous, it needs to be disposed of very carefully. Thats why the EPA has teamed up with Teagasc, Dept of Agric & many local authorities have set up accross the country collection points for farmers. Frances Shanahan brings us this report.


    Damien met Ireland and Leinster Rugby star at the launch of Supermac's 100% fresh Irish beef burger.. Obviously with last week's show being cancelled we couldn't run the interview - 

    And the full 15 minute chat between Sean O'Brian and Damien is here to listen to  ... 



    Singer Tommy Fleming

    During the week Marty Morrissey caught up with the singer & most recently touring actor Tommy Fleming.


    Most of us are guilty of having out of date chemicals, paints and other noxious muck stored about the place, it's just the amount on farms can be quite large. Frances Shanahan went to the EPA collection in Cahir Mart, Tipperary to see what turned up at a Hazardous Waste Collection.

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    Brenda went down to Millstreet to meet the Mother( Parent) and Toddler group and told them the good news.. They are one of the 100 Community groups who won trips for up to 50 of their members.. Full details at

    The 100 Community groups who won the Journey's On Us rail trips are: 

    Q Club Variety Group, Galway 
    Castlegar/Menlo Foroige Club, Galway 
    Westside Youth Project, Galway 
    East Galway Youth Project 
    Westcourt Ladybirds, Galway
    Children’s Group Link, Athenry 
    Craughwell Foroige Youth Club
    Maple Youth Centre, Ballinrobe
    Deis Primary School, Claremorris
    Milltown Foroige, Claremorris 
    Lisnamult Roscommon FET Centre
    Mohill History Society
    Ardagh Girl Guides, Ballina 
    Ballina Athletic Club
    Corofin GAA, Tuam
    Derrynine GAA Club

    Dublin Circus Project 
    Migrant Rights Centre, Dublin 
    3 X 3 Ireland
    Heritage Community Garden
    The 1985 Trust
    Muscular Dystrophy, Ireland 
    Raheny Girl Guides
    Rivervalley Irish Girl Guides, Swords
    Lusk Cub Scouts
    Portmarnock Hospice Support 
    Mid Sutton FC
    Greenhills Girl Guides
    Tallaght Community Arts
    ICA, Lucan
    Aisling Project, Drumcondra 
    Charity Hack, Finglas 
    Irish Ten Pin Bowling, Stamullen
    Howth Brownie & Ladybird Guides 
    Stoneybatter Community Training Centre 
    Zion Girl Guides , Rathgar
    St Jude’s Mens’ Shed, Templeogue 
    Dublin South Arch Club, Terenure
    Season Shuttles, Special Olympics, Ballsbridge 
    UCD Biology PhD Students 
    Beavers/Scouts, Shankill 
    Shanganagh Park House Summer Project 

    Clonard Guides and Rangers, Wexford
    Riverchapel-Courtown Ladies Club
    Seashell Girl Guides, Gorey 
    Rivechapel  Curtown Ladies, Gorey
    Camolin Craft Club, Gorey
    Arklow Ladies’ Choir
    Baltinglass Boy’s Brigade, Wicklow
    Wicklow Mens’ Shed
    Tidy Towns, Greystones 
    Volunteer Cemetery Workers, Kildare 
    McAuley Place, Naas
    Sallins Railway Girl Guides 
    4th Carlow Scouts 
    Carlow Fibromyalgia Support Group 
    Athlone Sub Aqua Club  
    CASA, Longford 
    Longford Federation ICA
    Longford Ukulele Club
    Portlaoise Parish Centre 
    Connect Family Resource Centre, Drogheda
    Gathering of Old Friends, Dundalk 
    Loughanavally NS, Mullingar
    Bennettsbridge Childrens’ Choir, Kilkenny
    6th Kilkenny Kells Scout Group
    Mullingar EYE Midlands Youth Service 
    Kilbeggan Men’s Shed
    Ferbane Singing Circle 

    Templemore Youth Club
    Drishane Beg, Millstreet
    Knockanes National School , Killarney
    Southside Community Programme, Limerick 
    Coderdojo, Limerick 
    Samaritans, Limerick & Tipperary 
    Cork Beaver Scouts
    Cork ARC Cancer Support 
    Welcome English Immigration Centre, Cork 
    Traveller Visibility Group, Cork 
    LINC, Cork
    Middle Parish/ Coal Quay Historical Society, Cork 
    Whitechurch Foroige Youth Club, Cork 
    Kanturk Flower and Garden Club, Cork
    Cork City Hospitals’ Childrens’ Club
    Deis Scop School, Cork 
    Lisoold Juvenile GAA Club, Midleton 
    St. Vincent’s Brownies, Tralee 
    De La Salle Scouts, Waterford 
    Dundrum Tidy Towns
    Killoscully Development Association, Tipperary
    Foroige Family & Youth Project, Tipperary 
    Tipperary Rural Traveller Project 
    Kilsheelan Scouts, Clonmel 
    Cloughjordan Eco Village 
    Abbeyfeale Mens’ Shed
    Tuosist Youth Club, Killarney 
    Transorum Alley, Youthreach, Tralee
    Waterford Immigration Network
    Kilmacow Youth Club, Waterford 

    About The Show

    Speech Broadcaster of the Year 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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