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.
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..
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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
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.
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
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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Presenter: Damien O'Reilly
Producer: Ian Wilson