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    CountryWide Saturday 6 February 2016

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    People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.

    ALL OUR OWN WORK

    A hall is just  a building but the Community in Tubber, in Clare's Burren area, have made it the focus of the parish. What is more, they built it with their own hands, raised every cent to pay for the materials and for over 30 years have funded its upkeep,mainly by a once a week card game. 
    Clare native Marty went to talk about how they do it and look at the astounding focal point it has become. 

    HEDGEROW OR IS THAT HEDGE ROW?

    The Hedgelayers with a Whitethorn hedge. 

    Yes the farmers, the hedgelayers and the naturalists are at it over the proposed change in cutting ( and burning) times.. 

    Harold Kingston represents the IFA and Mark McDowell, the Hedgelayers,  Suzanne Campbell went beating the hedgerows to find out about the hedge row..

    www.ifa.ie

    www.hedgelaying.ie

    Tweet Suzanne Campbell 

     

    SPILLANE THE BEANS

    The All Ireland Junior Club Football final is in Croke Park today and Templenoe of South Kerry are there. The Spillane brothers, part of the  legendary Kerry teams of the 80's and 90's, all played for Templenoe and Mick and Pat joined Marty to talk about the decline of the rural club. Pat is also chair of The Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas - CEDRA- and is not afraid to say what needs to be done to revive rural life and business.

    CEDRA - www.ruralireland.ie

    Templenoe GAA templenoegaa.ie  where you can hear Templenoe's Young Men sung by John Egan

    LAMBE LIES DOWN ON BROADWAY

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lisa sings for us today, backed by Ewan Cowley on guitar.. an Paul Brady song that he has never released.

    The Celtic Woman star tells Marty about " The Bloody Irish" -the Barry Devlin written show about 1916 which was filmed for US tv and about her upcoming show with Eddy Reader. 

    www.lisalambe.ie/

    KILKENNY LEADER PARTNERSHIP - LIKE HERDING CATS?

     

     

    Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, launched the new report covering 2009-2015

    The Kilkenny Leader Partnership has  just   published  a report  outlining  its achievements  over  the last  six years.  And despite  the downturn in the economy , it  managed  to create 150  real jobs in  areas  that  would not be particularly  attractive to  large scaLe  businesses.

    Frances  Shanahan   has  been  to Callan  to  meet   Denis  Drennan , chairman   of the Kilkenny  Leader Partnership. He  told her that they've  assisted  hundreds of  businesses and community groups in the area

    Kilkenny Leader Partnership: www.cklp.ie
    Tel (353) 056 7752111 Email info@cklp.ie

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