Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 27 March 2021



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

Countrywide Full

On this week's countrywide, Easter Spring lamb sales, Countrywide reporter Hannah Quinn Mulligan brings her granny to get her vaccine, How artificial light is smothering the dark sky at night, Farming in New York and what exactly is going on between Glanbia and its milk suppliers.

Getting The Vaccine

Countrywide reporter Hannah Quinn Mulligan brings her granny Catherine to get her vaccine.

Dark Skies At Night

Associate Professor in Astrophysics in the School of Physics, Trinity College Brian Espey tells Damien about the issues caused to our natural environment by too much artificial light ahead of International Dark Sky Week 2021 next week.

Life On An American Farm

Galway based US author Ryan Dennis remembers growing up on a New York farm and its similarities to farming in Ireland. Ryan's new book "The Beasts They Turned" is available now.

Milk Suppliers and Glanbia

Damien discusses the issues between milk suppliers and Glanbia which have emerged over the past few weeks over new plans by Glanbia to curb peak milk production amongst suppliers.

Easter Lamb Demand

Countrywide reporter Suzanne Campbell reports on the high demand for lamb at Easter and the growing sales of lamb year round.

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.

Music Played on the Show

Hold Back The River

Hold Back The River

James Bay


Pretty Strange

Pretty Strange

Dominique James




Contact the Show

Text: 51551

Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron

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