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    CountryWide Saturday 4 January 2014

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey

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    Waterford Vikings

    This year, 2014, marks eleven hundred years since the Vikings landed at Waterford. As the Waterford 1100 celebrations are kicking off, Marty Morrissey headed down to the rehearsals of the renowned street theatre group, Spraoi, to find out more.

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    Nollaig na mBan

    The 6th of January is a very special day for some, as it's the Feast of the Epiphany - but it's also the day of the great Irish celebration Nollaig na mBan, or Women's Little Christmas. Louise Denvir headed to Cork to meet three generations of Irish Women who take part in the tradition every year.

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    Forestry

    The Irish government pays grants to plant trees, which is an interesting proposition for farmers - as you can still claim your Single Farm Payment on land that has been planted. Frances Shanahan reports from Galway.

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    Horse Welfare

    The thorny issue of horse welfare is back in the news, as a result of recent distressing cases of horse cruelty. This, coupled with the horsemeat scandal of last year, has pushed the country to crisis point, but there is evidence that the Department of Agriculture is getting to grips with the issue. Marty Morrissey chats with Catriona Murphy from the Irish Independent.

    About The Show

    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

    • Title: Twelve Days Of Christmas - Instrumental
      Composer: Frederic Austin
      Performer(s): Traditional Instrumental Christmas Music
      Performer(s): Traditional Instrumental Christmas Music
      Duration: 1:00

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