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Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 9 January 2021

CountryWide

CountryWide

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

Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Covid-19 cases continue to rise

Damien speaks to Professor Sam McConkey from the Department of International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, in relation to the sharp rise in Covid-19 figures that has been seen over the last week and how these may impact rural Ireland as well as food production and supply.

Supporting Irish food businesses

Supporting Irish food businesses

Suzanne Campbell reports on the 'Food Works' programme, which aims to develop the next generation of Irish food and drinks businesses.

Sea swimming for Nollaig na mBan

Sea swimming for Nollaig na mBan

Brenda Donohue meets journalist and author Dearbhail McDonald to find out about her 'Snamh4Mna' campaign, which is raising money for Women's Aid, and what sea swimming has done for her both physically and mentally over the last year.

Dealing with Covid-19 as a farmer

Dealing with Covid-19 as a farmer

Galway dairy farmer Pat Murphy explains how he's dealing with a number of positive coronavirus cases in the house and how this affected the running of his farm while Damien also speaks to Ray Doyle of ICOS in relation to how marts will operate over the next number of weeks and months with Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Swim by John O'Donnell

Swim by John O'Donnell

Poet and Author John O'Donnell recites his poem 'Swim'.

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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