Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 2 May 2020



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

Covid-19 Fate of All Irel Football Champ unknown

Damien is joined on the phone this morning by three county footballers who are also farmers. Monaghans Darren Hughes, Corks Briege Corkery & John Heslin from Westmeath.

Holy Communion another ritual on hold due to Covid-19

Brenda Donohue visited Ewan Hannay in County Wicklow in 2017. Young Ewan spent his First Communion money in an unusual way & this report begins with his mother Linda filling Brenda in on the family.

Challenges of exporting food across the world

Tara McCarthy, CEO of Bord Bia is in studio with Damian.

Hannah's Pack

Catherine Quinn & her grand daughter Hannah have a small herd of pedigree Hereford cattle in County Limerick & this week the last cow Tory Hill Enigma, gave birth to her calf.

Summer Farming within Covid-19 restrictions

Caitriona Morrissey from the Irish Farmer's Jounral joins Damian to assess how the summer is likely to unfold at farm level & at industry level.

Maura McElhone's Column

Maura McElhone & her husband are awaiting the arrival of their first baby in the coming days. In her radio column for Countrywide, Maura describes the delivery of a very special parcel, post-marked Portstewart.

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.



Contact the Show

Text: 51551

Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron


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