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    CountryWide Saturday 23 April 2016

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Damien O'Reilly.
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    ORNUA - ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD

    The row over Executive payments of millions and Directors payments in Ornua has "soured" relations between dairy farmers and those running Ornua, which is farmer owned and the main export company for Irish dairy produce. Farmers were reluctant to talk publicly but their fury was obvious. To date neither the farmer organisations, nor the Dairy Co-ops, who make up the Ornua board, nor the management are willing to give any breakdown on the payments to management or to the Board itself. Sounds familiar? 

    Ornua Web 

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    COAL QUAY - DRISHEEN BEATS MOORE ST!

    The Journey’s on Us is a way for community, voluntary and charity groups to win a free return rail journey with Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail and CountryWide RTE Radio 1.

    Last Tuesday, Brenda Donohue witnessed an historic meeting of Ireland’s two most famous Markets, Cork’s Coal Quay and Dublin’s Moore Street. 

    Contact Irish Rail www.irishrail.ie/

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    ARE BEES THAT SMART --- DUH... YEAH!


    Today in NUI Galway Professor Robert Pickard tells us ‘What Humans Can Learn From Bees’. Professor Pickard is  Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology at the University of Cardiff and a member of the Meat Advisory panel (funded by meat industry UK), formerly Director-General of the British Nutrition Foundationm and Chairman of the Consumers' Association, Which?; 
    And much more.
    He is speaking at an all day Seminar on Bees in UCG from 10 am .Organised as a collaborative event between the Western Beekeepers Association and the Department of Zoology in the School of Natural Sciences at NUI Galway, the seminar will discuss what human beings can learn from studying bees and their biology. Full-day attendance fee on Saturday is €30.

    more information please contact pro@irishbeekeeping.ie or grace.mccormack@nuigalway.ie.

    More on beekeeping  -  https://www.facebook.com/fibka

    SEAMUS LAWLOR - A KILKENNY LEGEND

     

    Duing this week Liveline covered the legacy of the late Seamus Lawlor, who ran the Nore View Folk and Heritage Museum, near Bennetsbridge in Kilkenny. Damien talked to Seamus in 2012 and here is he full interview. This week the contents of the Nore View Folk and Heritage Museum will be auctioned in Kilkenny

    Damien talked to Seamus in Sept 2012 - a few weeks after the (then) 75-year-old endured a 10-hour ordeal as he struggled to escape his ransacked home, while bound and gagged. Though shaken by his ordeal, Seamus was determined not to be bested by what happened. His vast collection of more than 12,000 exhibits was a unique treasure trove of history.         

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    THE MUNSTER OF LOURDES

    Munster, Waterford and......eh, what's the pink shirt? 

    Aine Phelan is from Waterford. So how did she end up with a slice of Munster in Lourdes, France. Frances ( like the country with an s at the end) Shanahan met Aine to find out. 
    The Munster Cafe&Bar 43 Rue de la Grotte, Lourdes.
    Tweet @themunsterbar   Facebook

    And we have a collection of Aine's pics on our Facebook page

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    IFA -OLD AND NEW TALK

    Damien talks to Eddie Downey 

    The IFA elected a new President and Vice President this week. Unable to keep away from the excitement, Damien headed out the ( mythical) Farm Centre in Bluebell,Dublin, to check it out. While there he met the incoming President, Joe Healy, and his predecessor, Eddie Downey. Both had interesting things to say, and it is the first long chat Eddie has had since resigning last year.

    Web: www.ifa.ie

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