Bothar was 21 years old just before Christmas. Julianne Maher is TJ Maher's daughter and she , and indeed he, were intimately involved in setting up Bothar, one of Ireland's most successful charity aimed at the developing world. TJ was a giant in Irish farming, one time head of the IFA, and poll topping MEP for the Munster region. Julianne has worked with the Red Cross and these days works for a unique community service, CEART Health Partnership, based in Callan, Co Kilkenny.. Julianne tells us the story of how Bothar started and of life with her father. The show as broadcast is a cut down version of the full talk with Julianne - and you listen to the full chat here- and it's worth it! CEART Health Partnership , The Courthouse, Callan, Co. Kilkenny.
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No smart headlines here! Paddy O'Keefe, a true legend in Irish farming died in his 90's this week. Paddy was a dairy farmer, a commentator, the driving force behind setting up FBD and amongst many other things Editor of the Farmers Journal. Current Journal editor, Matt Dempsey, was a friend and colleague of Paddy for 40 years and we asked him to record a personal appreciation of Paddy and his life. www.farmersjournal.ie/ Matt recorded a much more detailed piece with us than we had time for and you can listen to the full version here...
14 year old Jack Pilkington is still at secondary school, yet he is running his own small – and as you will hear, not so small- scale poultry business on the family farm in Daingean, Co Offaly. Martina McGlynn ventured out to see his less than fawltry, poultry operation, with ducks, quail, chickens and an...EMU! Jack will have his first poultry sale at the square Daingean on Saturday 9th February..
In the week that the Irish beef industry took a serious public image hit, Marty asked Ciaran Fitzgerald to give some background to what effect it is having on the ground. Ciaran is an agri-food consultant and Chairman of Meat Industry Ireland, the representative body for the beef and lamb primary processing sector in Ireland.
Meat Industry Ireland website - www.fdii.ie/Sectors/FDII/FDII.nsf/vPages/Meat~meat-industry-ireland?OpenDocument
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
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