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.
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.
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.
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.
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.