Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 5 October 2013



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

Helpline Numbers

Heads Up- Information on where to go for help in a crisis is now available through your mobile phone. Text the word HeadsUp to 50424. The HeadsUp text service is run by RehabCare and sponsored by Meteor.

Pieta House - 01 601 0000

Aware - 1890 303 302

The Samaritans - 24 hour listening service 1850 60 90 90

Youth Mental Health - helpline is 1800 833 634

Mental Health Ireland

Rita Higgins Poem

Many of you would have heard our conversation about Irish pubs, and their position in rural communities on last weeks show.. Well, the poet Rita Anne Higgins has recorded this new poem for Countywide.

All Ireland Hedge Laying Competition

If you're in the Kilmessan area of County Meath today, you might see some people looking closely at hedges. The All Ireland Hedge Laying Competition is on today, Brian Lally visited Ballyboughill in North Dublin to meet Mark Mc Dowell of and local landowner John Dockrell.

Genetically Modified Organisms

Next week the environmental protection agency will host a conference in Dublin about the regulation and use of GMO technology in Ireland, and one of the keynote speakers is Trinity College Dublin's professor of genetics, David Mc Connell.

About The Show

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.



Contact the Show

Text: 51551

Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Ian Wilson


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