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CountryWide Saturday 6 August 2016

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People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Darragh McCullough

Kilotteran Riding School - Frances Shanahan

Kilotteran Riding School - Frances Shanahan

For the past 51 years Joan O'Mahoney has been running Kilotteran Riding School on the outskirts of Waterford city. Frances Shanahan met Joan, who gets very attached to her horses & ponies & is reluctant to sell them, especially since the last horse sold became one of our best Irish show horse, Diamond Express.

Glenasmole in Dublin Mountains

Glenasmole in Dublin Mountains

NAMA & the Dept of Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht & the sale of land belonging to NAMA in Glenasmole, Suzanne Campbell went to find out if the sale of the National Parks & Wildlife is the best outcome for those who actually live there. Our food & farming reporter, Suzanne Campbell went to the valley to find out & spoke to sheep farmer, Donie Anderson.

Sheep Shearing

Sheep Shearing

During the week Donegal man Ivan Scott broke the world record for number of sheep sheared in 9 hours - 867 - which he achieved in Cornwall England. Darragh spoke to Ivan recently & also introduces 3 sheep shearing men who are going to do sheep shearing live here in Donnybrook, Chair of Ir Sheep Shearers Assoc., Tom Dunne, Aussie Geoff Coller who now lives in Kildare & PRO & Fermanagh man, Stanley Allingham.

Ballyvolane House & Bertha's Revenge Gin

Ballyvolane House & Bertha's Revenge Gin

Darragh travelled to the 18th century Ballyvolane House earlier this week, outside Fermoy in north Cork - a gorgeous spot that also happens to be making a gorgeous & very unique gin!

The full story of Bertha - the world's oldest cow!

The full story of Bertha - the world's oldest cow!

We couldn't leave mention of Bertha's Revenge without the full story of Bertha, the world's oldest cow who died just 3 months shy of her 50th birthday in 1993. We bring you this clip of her 48th birthday, celebrated in style by Gay Byrne & a budding young broadcast talent....followed by historian, Turtle Bunbury to complete our story of Bertha.

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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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