Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 21 November 2020



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

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On this week's Countrywide, remembering Bloody Sunday, fostering on the farm, Seamus O'Rourke and his hard border, farmers fitness and our love of eggs.

Remembering Bloody Sunday 100 Years On

Eoin Corry journalist and GAA historian remembers Bloody Sunday and the impact it had on the GAA . Among those being commemorated this weekend by the association is Kildare's Mick Sammon who was the referee in Croke Park on the day of Bloody Sunday.

Fostering and The Farm

Countrywide reporter Brenda Donohue meets the Brady family in Co Monaghan on the busy family farm. The Brady's have fostered over 30 children in the last 20 years and tell Brenda about how the farm environment is great place to foster children.

Seamus O Rourke 's Hard Border

Poet Seamus O'Rourke gives a reading of his hugely popular poem "The Hard Border"

The Fitness of Farmers

Laois based Physiotherapist and farmer Alison Holmes tells Damien about her recent research into lack of fitness amongst many farmers.

Our Love of Eggs

New figures released show that Ireland's consumption of eggs is increasing, Damien visits hen farms in Cavan and Cork to find out more about the egg business.

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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Text: 51551

Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron

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