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CountryWide Saturday 8 June 2019

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

Campile, Co Wexford - WW2 bombing

Campile, Co Wexford - WW2 bombing

This week world leaders gathered in Normandy to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important days in the history of the Second World War. Also this week the community of Campile in county Wexford remembered the bombing of the local co-op in August 1940. John Flynn, Chairman of Campile Historical Society joins Damien on the line.

Bird Conservation Project - Rockabill Island

Bird Conservation Project - Rockabill Island

With climate change & oceans warming, the result is that many of our seabirds are under stress, but one very successful conservation project in going on at Rockabill Island off the east coast where Birdwatch Ireland are placing wardens this summer to monitor & protect the colony of Roseate Terns. Suzanne Campbell reports.

http://birdwatchireland.ie

Apoloosa Mule - Newcastlewest

Apoloosa Mule - Newcastlewest

Aside from bar work, 3rd generation publican Robbie Cronin, Newcastlewest Co. Limerick, has also had a life long love of donkeys & breeds mules. Damien visited Robbie's property to see a rare Aploosa mule recently born there.

Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ireland's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency predicted that gas emissions from agriculture will increase in the coming years with an increase in dairy cow numbers. Agriculture accounts for over 30% of Irelands greehouse gas emissions which figures since it is our largest indigenous industry. Michael Wallace, Prof of Agriculture & Food Economics in UCD joins Damien in studio.

Zero waste shopping

Zero waste shopping

Waitrose in Oxford launched a new initiative, a zero waste section in the supermarket to reduce plastic & other forms of packaging by allowing customers to refill certain products. One shop in Dublin, the Dublin Food Co-op is already doing it & Louise Denvir brings us this report.

http://dublinfood.coop

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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