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CountryWide Saturday 28 January 2017

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People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.

GLENDA LOCK DOWN

GLENDA LOCK DOWN

The Post Office in Laragh/Glendalough, Co Wicklow is about to close, despite 1.5 million visiting the area. Suzanne Campbell, our woman in the Glens of Wicklow talked to the residents about this and they are not happy.

Suzanne’s Twitter https://twitter.com/campbellsuz

 

MORE TO THE GARDA THAN POLICING

MORE TO THE GARDA THAN POLICING

Marty was at the Coiste Siamsa, the Garda Sports Star Awards in Ballincollig Cork last night & caught up with David Clarke, the Mayo Goalkeeper, Paralympian cyclist Eve McCrystal along with the Garda crew who rowed across the Irish Sea to raise money for Cancer research after the death of Chris Byrne, husband of Garda Caroline Byrne. To date they have raised over €100,000.

https://twitter.com/CoisteSiamsa

https://www.twitter.com/evemccrystal

UNDERCOVER POULTRY - TO PROTECT THEM!

UNDERCOVER POULTRY - TO PROTECT THEM!

A bad week for anybody keeping poultry, be it Chicken, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys and even game birds like pheasants.- because a new strain -H5N8 -of avian influenza (bird flu) has arrived on the island, having been found in 4 wild birds to date - just this week 10,000.

Nigel Renaghan Twitter https://twitter.com/NRenaghan

Government's Website http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/avian_influenza/avianinfluenzanews/

DON'T TELL GRANNY

DON'T TELL GRANNY

Maura McElhone is a young professional woman who has travelled the world working and, along the way, looking for love. When she came back to Ireland she fell for a farmer and indeed, Falling for A Farmer is the name of her blog. Maura recorded a special piece for us and we expect regular updates as she falls into the on farm life.

Maura Twitter https://www.twitter.com/maurawrites

Maura's Website Blog http://fallingforafarmer.com

THE BAND OF MURPHYS

THE BAND OF MURPHYS

Cindy, Candy and Pat- 3 of The Murphys are with us this morning singing The Empty Room and talking to Marty. The band are from Killorglin in the Kingdom of Kerry and have already topped several of the Country and Folk Itunes charts. Their CD is titled Breaking Ground.

The Murphy's Twitter https://twitter.com/murphyskerry

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMurphysFromKerry

 

 

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.

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