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    CountryWide Saturday 28 March 2015

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Darragh McCullough
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    END QUOTE-A !

    Suzanne Campbell followed the quota train up to Carlow, to the farm of Luke Meaney near Bagenalstown-  and she was there to see how a dairy farmer like Luke is gearing up for the end of milk quotas on March 31st.

    Whereas in Grangemockler, at the foot of Slievenamon in Tipperary, Walter Power is one of the organisers of a Midnight milking party  on the 31st. Walter is a dairy farmer himself with near 250 milkers. Darragh also talked to John Bermingham ofCrocanoir, just up the road, who is providing the entertainment on the night in Grangemockler Parish hall.. And John even has a special song for the occasion, " A Way of Life". All proceeds go to the Carrick on Suir hospice, and the evening is compered by Abigail Ryan, the local Teagasc adviserand  Prof Paddy Wall will be among the guests.

     

    Crocanoir web : www.crocanoir.com      

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    TALK TO SOMEBODY IN FRONT OF YOU- WIERD!

    There’s a pub in the West where they have an interesting option if you’re fed up with people phoning , twittering , texting  and facebooking …all at the same time …

    Brian Lally went to Whiskey Joes Bar, on the Main St in Loughrea, Co Galway and first off had to hand over his phone.. Brian .. Brian... can you hear us.. no, we seem to have lost Brian..

     

    Whiskey Joes

    12 Main Street

    Loughrea

    Phone:  086 349 0683

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    POLISH UP YOUR FOOD

    The Poles make up the second biggest national group in Ireland - after the British- yet we know very little about what goes on in food and agriculture between the 2 countries 

    Klaudia Kalzana works for Prestige Consulting – and she specialises in Polish Irish trade especially in the food area, indeed she worked in Poland as a Bord Bia Marketing fellow selling Irish food into Poland a few years back. She explained the connections and potential for much more food trade between the 2 nations.

    Polish Irish festival: http://irishpolishsociety.ie/    

    Prestige Conulting: http://www.prestigeconsulting.eu/

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    ROARING WATER SEED TRADE

                        

     

    It’s not difficult to grow your own vegetables and salad leaves ... it  just takes a  bit of time . And if you are looking for varieties of vegetables that  are well suited to Irish conditions  , you should check out the seeds produced by Madeline Mc Keever on  her  farm near Skibereen in West Cork.

    Frances Shanahan has been talking to the woman, who produces  a huge variety of  organic  seeds, under the Brown Envelope label..on the farm on the Turk Head peninsula West Cork with the estuary of the Ilen River on one side and Roaring Water Bay on the other...

    Web : http://www.brownenvelopeseeds.com/

     

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