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CountryWide Saturday 13 June 2020

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CountryWide

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

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Despite recent rain, drought conditions this Spring have left crops under serious pressure, Michael Hennessy, head of crop knowledge transfer dept with Teagasc joins Damien on the line.

Covid 19 - Livestock marts reopen

Covid 19 - Livestock marts reopen

Livestock marts began trading again as close to normal as possible under social distancing rules. Brenda Donohoe popped along to the Wednesday sale at Kilcullen mart in County Kildare to see how they were coping with the new rules.

Cruinniu na nOg

Cruinniu na nOg

The lifting of restrictions has allowed some activities to resume, but for young people, their annual Cruinniu na nOg is taking place on line this year. Events are being hosted in every county and a quick search of the creative ireland.gov.ie website will show you exactly what is going on in your own county. And, wherever you get your podcasts, you can find a new RTE jr series called "My Creative Life" where young people tell their stories. Stories like those of Molly & Lucy, two teens from Cloughjordan who are circus artists.

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Covid 19 - Ireland's butchers

Covid 19 - Ireland's butchers

Suzanne Campbell has discovered that Ireland's butchers are one of those businesses to benefit from the lockdown, with most butchers reporting an increase in sales.

Archives of our Lives

Archives of our Lives

Mary McDonnell from Grey Heron Media found treasures from her own archives as a radio programme maker, and more besides, when she climbed into the attic of her family home.

Covid-19: Aid Package for Beef Farmers

Covid-19: Aid Package for Beef Farmers

Yesterday afternoon the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed announced a fifty euro million aid package for beef farmers who have been affected badly by Covid19. Beef sales have plummeted & kill at the factories down. And the Minister joins me on the line from Cork.

Lough Gowna - John Connell

Lough Gowna - John Connell

John Connell's memoir The Cow Book - the story of life on a family farm, was a success at home in his native Longford & with readers across the world when it was published in 2018. His next book, The Running Book, due to be published in October of this year. The local lake - Lough Gowna - is a landmark in John's life as he now explains.

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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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