James Nolan is the fourth generation of the Nolan family to run the butcher’s business in Kilcullen in County Kildare. He joins Marty to talk about the challenges of running a family business and the life changing impact a kidney transplant had on his life.
Courtesy of Ear to the Ground
This is the time of year when farmers start cutting silage. There are only a few weeks to make feed for next winter, so Marty meets John Sheehy, the Chairman of the Irish Farm Contractors to see how the season is going – so far!
The Cork Institute of Technology fosters innovation and enterprise among its students. Frances Shanahan meets Cara Tremain, CIT Entrerpreneur of the Year and Stephen Downey and Padraic Walsh who also have great business ideas.
Farmers have to keep re inventing themselves if they are to stay on the land. Veronica Molloy has developed her business Crossogue Preserves while her son John has left the land to found a perfumerie called Memo Fragrances. Click here to find out more about Veronica's business and click here to find out more about John's business
The Kerry cow is a rare and native breed of animal and Raymond Hilliard is the secretary of the Kerry Cattle Society. She introduces Martina Mc Glynn to Mischief and some of the other cows in her herd.
And Markets Alive are asking you to support your local markets this week. Congratulations to the winner of our competition prize, sponsored by Bord Bia, of a dinner, bed and breakfast at The Brook Lodge Hotel in Mccreddin Village, County Wicklow.
In addition to the bumper hamper of estate produce from Killruddery Estate and Market in County Wicklow, lucky listeners got hampers from St George's Market, Belfast; The Red Stables, Clontarf; The People's Park, Dun Laoghaire and Howth market all in Dublin and from the Cork markets at Wilton (Tuesday); Mahon Point (Thursday) and Douglas (Saturday).
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
Presenter: Damien O'Reilly
Producer: Ian Wilson