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Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 5 August 2017

CountryWide

CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly.

Vets

Vets

The Farming Independent reported this week that there are over one hundred vets needed to service farms around the country as veterinary students opt for small animal practices over large animal practices.

Claire McCormacks story described the situation as a crises.

Dasmien spoke  to County Galway vet Conor Geraghty about the looming problem.

Maura McElhone

Maura McElhone

Our radio diarist Maura McElhone writer and city girl who has moved into to the farm with boyfriend Jack.

Over the last year or so Urbanite Maura McElhone has been adapting to life with Farmer and Boyfriend Jack, and now it's holiday time.

Small Mercies indeed. You can follow Maura's cultural transition on her well named blog Fallingforafarmer.com

Pat McDonagh

Pat McDonagh

Pat McDonagh joined Damien in our Galway studio to talk about rural Ireland

Tom Latchford

Tom Latchford

Tom Latchford first spoke to Damien on RTE's Liveline a few weeks back when he felt that the price of coffins are just too expensive, so he decided to make himself one instead. 

Damien went to visit him in Galway, and not only does he make coffins but he looks after neglected donkeys. 

Aga Khan dream team

Aga Khan dream team

Remember the 1977-79 Aga Khan dream team? 

Suzanne Campbell reminisced with Paul Darragh's brother Dave about Eddie Macken James Kernan Con Power. 

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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