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    CountryWide Saturday 24 May 2014

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.
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    Marty in Mayo - Féile na Tuaithe

    This weekend, Féile na Tuaithe returns to the grounds of the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar. It attracts about 20,000 people over the two days, and Marty Morrissey went to Mayo for a preview.
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    Golden Shears

    The World Championships of Sheep Shearing is on this weekend in Gorey, Co. Wexford, where 27 countries compete for the title of Champion of the world in sheep shearing and wool handling. Suzanne Campbell met Michael O'Neill from Camolin, who's helping source the 6,000 sheep for the festival and Colette Deegan from Shilleagh.
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    Student Digs? Archaeology Summer School - Achill

    Student Digs? Not as we know it. For the past twenty years, Archaeology students from all over the world have been travelling to Achill Island to take part in archaeological digs. Frances Shanahan met with a group near the village of Keel in Achill. http://www.achill-fieldschool.com/
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    Tracey Kennedy - ICSA

    Tracey Kennedy was the first female officer in the history of Cork GAA when she was elected the Cork County Board PRO in 2011. This year she will say goodbye to her job as a teacher, to join the ICSA as Press and Communications Officer.
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    Mrs Brown's Boys Garden - Bloom

    From Thursday next, tens of thousands will descend on the Pheonix Park in Dublin for the annual Bord Bia Bloom bash, so Brian Lally headed to the Park to meet garden designers Paul and Orla Woods of Kilmurray Nurseries to find out the inspiration behind their concept.

    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: Fly Me To The Moon
      Composer: Bart Howard
      Performer(s): Jeremy Cruthers
      Performer(s): Jeremy Cruthers
      Duration: 2:29

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