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    CountryWide Saturday 21 May 2016

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    CountryWide

    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.
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    CHIPS OFF THE OLD SPUD

    The humble potato is making a small comeback having declined for many years. Bord Bia and their UK equivalent have a twitter site @TastyPotatoes for their joint marketing campaign. Bord Bia have just appointed  Well known TV nutritionist and dietician Aoife Hearn as an ambassador for this campaign,and MIchael Neary joined Damien to explain 

    Check :Potato.ie
    Tweet @TastyPotatoes    

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    MORE HENS IN SHERCOCK

    The country's largest chicken processor, Manor Farm,  which processes nearly a million chickens a week is planning to spend 25 million euro over five years to expand to meet demand, with 600 more jobs to come, most of them in Shercock, Co Cavan. 
    Vincent Carton along with his brother Justin own the company which is over two hundred years old and which has been in the Carton family for eight generations. Vincent is also a big backer of the Love Irish Food brand. 

    Tweet @manorfarm1775
    Love Irish Food: loveirishfood.ie/

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    The Taste of Ice Cream

    4 ice creams and 3 Guest Tasters. The ice creams were from Nobo, Glastry Farm ( Teellings Whiskey), Cow Pow and Kefi, and the 3 tasters were Marie O'Toole, National President ICA, Comedian Alison Spittle and a new DJ, Dave Fanning. Long time collaborator with the show, Louise Denvir, conducted this totally scientific outing. 

    ICA : ica.ie/
    ICA Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IrishCountrywomensAssociation

    Alison Spittle @AlisonSpittle   Dave Fanning: @Davefanningshow

    And our Ice creams @_nobo_ ;  @teelingwhiskey ;  @kefi4u ;  @powcowfroyo

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    FALLING ( FELL) FOR A FARMER

    Maura McElhone found herself in the middle of a farmyard tending to sheep and cattle with absolutely no prior experience of farm life. This new life is thanks to her boyfriend farmer but she is also enlightening us to the day to day experience of farming life courtesy of a blog and a column she writes in Irish Country Living in the Farmers Journal. 

    Tweet @maurawrites
    Blog :fallingforafarmer.wordpress.com

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    Speech Broadcaster of the Year 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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