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CountryWide Saturday 17 August 2013

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CountryWide

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

Harvest Time

Harvest Time

Damien visted Billy Feighery in his wheat field near Blue Ball in County Offaly during the week. He also got to meet Stuart Wallace and Tom Loonam who were busy harvesting crops, while Damien was there he bumped into Tom Doolan who has a wonderful collection of old harvesters. Jim O Mahony (Tillage Specialist with Teagasc) spoke to Damien on the phone this morning about this years harvest.

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Retiring to Ireland

Retiring to Ireland

For many years Irish people emigrated to America for a better life but recently a change has happened, with Americans from an Irish descent moving back to Ireland for retirement. Frances Shanahan spoke to Mary Deetz and her husband Bruce in County Clare.

Zero Grazing

Zero Grazing

Damien speaks to Dr Jack Kennedy and Niall O'Reilly about zero grazing, which can help a farmer collect grass while keeping cows inside all year long.

The Irish Potato

The Irish Potato

Louise Denvir investigated how the nation's favourite vegetable has become so popular that it's gained a day dedicated to it. National Potato Day is next Friday 23rd of August.

www.potatoe.ie

Connemara Ponies

Connemara Ponies

Producer Brian Lally visited Tony Curtis to try find out why the Connemara Ponie is so special and what spurred Tony to write a book of poems about them.

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