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CountryWide Saturday 24 September 2016

CountryWide

CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly.

The Holton Family

The Holton Family

A family of seven by modern standards is large, a generation ago not so much, but even by Irish standards the Holton family fron Johnstown Bridge in north Kildare are unusual in that there were 17 siblings, 15 boys & 2 girls. They are about to break a world record by ploughing a field together next month to raise funds for brain cancer research. Damien O'Reilly met the family at Screggan this week.

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Mount Briscoe Organic Farm

Mount Briscoe Organic Farm

Margaret Edgill speaks to Martina McGlynn about running this family organic farm called Mount Briscoe, near Daingean, Co. Offaly.

Stolen Sheep

Stolen Sheep

Two farming brothers from Co Waterford are offering a 2 thousand euro award for information about 103 sheep stolen from their farmland in the Knockmealdown Mountains some weeks ago. Damien speaks to John Barry whose sheep were stolen & in studio is crime prevention officer with the IFA, Colm Connolly.

Tillage Farmers

Tillage Farmers

Farmers particularly those living in the west of Ireland are complaining that they are in the midst of a crises as a result of wet weather. There is talk of fodder shortage while hard pressed tillage farmers are going through their worst crises with poor weather creating poor yields to add to low global prices. Farmer Pat Brennan from Co. Longford joins Damien this morning.

Ploughing Montage

Ploughing Montage

The National Ploughing Championships enjoyed another mega attendance in Tullamore this week. On Tuesday & Wednesday hosted two Countrywide roadshows with interviews & entertainment in the packed RTE Marquee.

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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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