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CountryWide Saturday 21 September 2013

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

Ploughing Championship Preview 2

Ratheniska near Stadbally Co. Laois is the venue for the 82nd National Ploughing Championships. Darragh Mc Cullough spoke to organiser Anna May Mc Hugh and Simon Crosse who is a manufacturer of sugar beet harvesting equipment

A Year on Our Farm

'A Year on our Farm' is the title of a new book written by Ann and Robin Talbot from Ballacolla, Co. Laois. It's an informative diary of a typical year on their farm. You can buy the book online http://www.talbotsofcoolefarm.comor at the National Ploughing Championships

Omey Man

Sinead Egan spoke to Paschal Egan who is the last permanent resident on Omey Island. He and local photographer Kevin Griffin have put together a book which tells Paschals story and the story of this incredible Island. The book is called 'Last Man Standing' and is available on www.kevingriffinphoto.com

Rosemeed the Bull

One of the main attractions at the Ploughing Championships is the wonderful display of cattle. If you go to the Aberdeen Angus tent , look out for a bull called Rosemeed Karona who is owned by Jennifer and Albert de Cogan from Castlemartyr in Cork.

Ploughing Championship Preview 1

Ratheniska near Stadbally Co. Laois is the venue for the 82nd National Ploughing Championships. Darragh Mc Cullough met Lely's Thomas Cooney who tells Damien about the robotic miling demonstration at the Chaptionships this week.

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.

Music Played on the Show

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Title: Time Will Tell

Composer: Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Performer(s): Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Album: The Hare's Corner Plateau 16CD

Duration: 3:27

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