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CountryWide Saturday 23 February 2019

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

Fit Farmers Initiative - Op Transformation

Fit Farmers Initiative - Op Transformation

Earlier this year we spoke on the air to Laura Tully, a nurse in Athlone IT who came up with a plan to get farmers fit because she noticed that farmers tended not to exercise properly or eat vey well. So she invited farmers in & around Moore in south Roscommon to come to a meeting to organise a six week programme. We bring you this report from the finale last night held in Moore's community centre.

Teac Tom - Mental Health

Teac Tom - Mental Health

Next Saturday morning Corrin Mart in Fermoy, County Cork is holding a very special auction of dairy heifer calves. All the calves that will be on sale are donated by farmers & the celebrity auctioneers will be looking for the very best prices, because all the proceeds from the sale will go to Teac Tom, a mental health support centre in Kilkenny which offers phone support & face-to-face counselling in the local community. Suzanne Campbell visited Teac Tom & found out the story of the centre from Angela Hayes.   

Teac Tom is supported by http://www.thethomashayestrust.com & all the details of their service can be found online.   Telephone 056-7796592 : Mobile 087-6566377

Samaritans - 116123

Justin McCarthy - Brexit

Justin McCarthy - Brexit

With just five weeks to go until Brexit & the threat of a no deal would cripple the dairy & beef sectors here in Ireland in terms of tarriffs. Justin McCarthy, Editor of Irish Farmers Journal joins Damien on the line this morning.

Teagasc - Professor Gerry Boyle

Teagasc - Professor Gerry Boyle

Professor Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc, the state agency responsible for farming advice, research & education joins Damien in studio to talk about his role & how his decisions can shape the future development of Irish Agriculture.

Social Dancing - Brenda Donohue

Social Dancing - Brenda Donohue

With the arrival of tinder & dating apps, night clubs in the country are struggling to survive as over the past few months, a few high profile ones have closed their doors. Social Dancing is not only holding its own but also growing in popularity. Brenda Donohue joins Damien in studio.

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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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