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    Goats on Bilberry Rock, Waterford

    Goats on Bilberry Rock, Waterford

    On Shanks Mare this week, Ella McSweeney walks Bilberry Rock to find out more about the unique goats that live there. It's thought that the animals arrived in Waterford with the Huguenots 300 years ago, and they're believed to be related to Maltese or cashmere goats. Ella meets goatkeeper Martin Doyle, and talks with Conor Kelleher and Emma Teeling who are doing genetic tests on the goats, and also Catherine Carroll who set up the Bilberry Goat Herd Protection Trust. This programme was first broadcast on the 11th of August 2006.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/shanks-mare/programmes/2013/0818/464198-shanks-mare-sunday-18th-august/?clipid=1297048
    Shank's Mare, Sunday 18th August

    Shank's Mare, Sunday 18th August

    In Shank's Mare, Ella McSweeney goes walking around the country and introduces us to the people, flora and fauna she meets along the way. From stunning Donegal to the rough edges of Mayo's coastline, ancient woodlands in Derry to rugged Kerry, she hears about the wildlife and people that make Ireland's hills, mountains and coastline such a magical environment for walking.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/shanks-mare/programmes/2013/0818/464198-shanks-mare-sunday-18th-august/
    Liveline

    Liveline

    Callers discuss John McGuinness Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Dave is concerned about regulation in the "nicotine delivery industry".  Other callers tell Joe about their experiences with electronic cigarettes. Clare tells Joe she saw animal charity Bothar in Cork on Saturday afternoon and she felt the goats in the back of the pickup were suffering in the heat.  David Moloney, CEO of Bothar, was aware of the incident and says the goats weren't in distress but in fact enjoy being in the sun.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/liveline/programmes/2013/0611/455981-liveline-tuesday-11-june-2013/?clipid=1238387

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