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CountryWide Saturday 25 June 2016

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People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.

ANYTHING EU CAN DO, WE CAN DO... ETC

Scene at Channel Tunnel after vote 

David Campbell runs a mixed dairy, beef and sheep operation near Carrickfergus in Antrim and voted to leave. Ian Marshall is a former President of the Ulster Farmers Union, and farms near Markethill in Armagh. The UFU took no position on Brexit but as he is no longer in office Ian was free to give his remain views. 

DA DO RON FINLEY.

DA DO RON FINLEY.

Flanagan's Fields Community Gardens and Grow Dome in Rialto in Dublin is making the most of an old derelict space, where the Fatima Mansions once stood. Recently they had a visitor from L.A , Ron Finley. Louise Denvir went Snoop Doggy Doggin around to find out. 
Pics on the facebook 

http://www.thegrowdomeproject.com/

TO BEEF OR NOT TO BEEF or CAPTAIN BEEF-FART?

TO BEEF OR NOT TO BEEF or CAPTAIN BEEF-FART?

This week China announced cutting its meat consumption ( Esp beef) by 50% as the environmental damage likely from increased meat production was not acceptable.  John Gibbons has been campaigning for sustainable agriculture for many years. Food economist, Ciaran Fitzgerald was head of Meat Ireland til recently and has a slightly different take on this

John Gibbons Blog http://www.thinkorswim.ie/
John's Twitter https://twitter.com/think_or_swim
Ciaran Fitzgerald Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitzCiaran
 

THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE

THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE

The Dubai Duty Free Derby is on at the Curragh this time of year and Damien headed off to meet one of the top trainers with horses involved. Willie McCreery is based in Kildare not too far from the Curragh. 
www.willie-mccreery.com

THIS WON'T BUTTER ANY PARSNIPS

THIS WON'T BUTTER ANY PARSNIPS

 

10 kilo of butter nearly 2000 years old found in a bog in Cavan. Savina Donohoe is Curator of the Cavan County Museum. 

Virginia Road
Ballyjamesduff
Co. Cavan
Ireland
Tel: 353 49 8544070
Fax: 353 49 8544332
Email: ccmuseum@eircom.net
www.facebook.com/cavanmuseum
www.twitter.com/cavanmuseum
http://www.cavanmuseum.ie/

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