Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 7 November 2020



People, events and happenings around the country, presented by John Cooke.

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Seaweed Foraging in Clare

John heads to Spanish Point in Co Clare, walking the beautiful coastline on the hunt for seaweed and other natural therapeutics with Oonagh O'Dwyer of Wild Kitchen.

Samhain 2020 Recovery Through Food Festival

John is joined by Olivia Duff food consultant and Russell Alford of Gastro Gays and freelance food & travel writer. Both Olivia and Russell are ambassadors for Boyne Valley Flavours and chat about the Samhain 2020 Recovery Through Food Festival happening virtually this weekend.

Award Winning Dairy Farming

Countrywide reporter Suzanne Campbell meets The Starrett family in Donegal, winners of the 2020 Kerry Gold and National Dairy Council quality milk award.

Joe Biden's Farming Cousins

Stephen Blewitt, General Manager of the Aurivo Co-operative chats to John about the importance of quality dairy and his Mayo links to Joe Biden.

Improving Methane Emissions

Professor Vincent O'Flaherty of NUIG speaks to John about his research into improving methane emissions and enhancing slurry quality for farming and farmers to help reduce overall carbon footprints in farming.

Loving Our Dressers: The Dresser Project

Countrywide reporter Brenda Donohue meets folklorist Michael Fortune who has set up The Dresser Project in conjunction with UCC to highlight the important place dressers play in Irish homes and meets some people who love their dressers who are taking part in the project.

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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