Saturday, 8.10am

    CountryWide Saturday 17 May 2014



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


    The Moo Crew

    This week, to celebrate National Dairy Week, the Agri Farm at Dublin Zoo has joined forces with the National Dairy Council to provide young people with special Farm to Fridge workshops, which aim to show the importance of the 'milk, yogurt and cheese' food group, in a fun way. Louse Devir found out more.

    Farming Accidents

    Last June, County Laois farmer and former ploughing champion Liam Rohan died in an accident on his farm in Shanahoe. Now his son Brian has established a support group for families and relatives of farm accident victims, the first of its kind in the country. Ulster Player Rory best got involved also.


    Grass and Muck 2014

    This week, many of the country's leading agricultural contractors attended a huge farm machinery display at Gurteen Agricultural College where they viewed that later equipment available for silage harvesting



    Last Saturday Stradbally Hall in Laois was a hive of activity with children, adults and all types of pigs for Ireland's first pig show in recent decades. As hobby farming and keeping of pigs at home has become more popular, the Irish Pig Society organised a show for breeders of free-range and rare breed pigs. Food and farming journalist Suzanne Campbell went along

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    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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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: At The Zoo
      Composer: P Simon
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Performer(s): Simon And Garfunkel
      Album: The Essential Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia, 5134702
      Duration: 2:19


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    Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

    Producer: Ian Wilson

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