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    The John Murray Show Monday 15 September 2014

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    Age Related Macular Degeneration

    Many of us might think that failing eyesight is an inevitable part of getting older. However, regular eye tests could ensure that one particular condition -- which is the most common cause of sight loss in those over 50 -- could be caught and treated early.

    In studio are Margaret Kidney who suffers from Age Related Macular Degeneration and writer Sheila O’Flanagan whose mother also has the condition. AMD affects the macula - a small part of the eye responsible for central vision which allows you to see detail. AMD usually starts in one eye and is highly likely to affect the other eye at a later stage. There are two types of AMD, dry AMD and wet AMD.

    For further information see http://amd.ie/

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    Island Selling

    Ever fancied buying your own island? Well, you now have a chance! And at a reserve of just €100,000 it is priced lower than most property on the Irish market. Dunvillaun Beg is about 2 kilometres off the Mayo coast and goes under the hammer tomorrow.

    To discuss this sale are Harriet Grant, Head of Country Houses and Estates with Savills Residential estate agents, who has been involved in a number of island sales, and Dublin solicitor David Walsh, author of “Oileain, the guide to the Irish Islands” who has visited over 500 of our islands in his 23 years research for the book. He has been to Duvillaun Beg many times.

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    Great Blasket Island Café

    Killian O'Riordan was working as a banker in Dublin when he was approached by his friend Billy O'Connor to help start up a business on the Great Blasket Island.  Billy was to buy a speed boat to ferry visitors across from Dingle while Killian would stay on the island to take charge of the café and accommodation. The business is up and running and he is totally happy with his new life on the electricity free island.

    You can visit their website www.greatblasketisland.net

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    The Carnival Brothers

    The Carnival Brothers are performing in the Spiegeltent in Wexford on October 30th. Wolfman, Vegas, Binzer and The Fox will join forces with  Sade O’Sapphic. The band features ex-members of Bel XI and The Frames and are live in studio.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Guiding Star
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Album: Fret Sounds
      Duration: 3:05
    • Title: Mull Of Kintyre
      Composer: Paul Mccartney And Wings
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Performer(s): The Carnival Brothers
      Album: Universal Music Group International
      Duration: 4:00

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