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CountryWide Saturday 3 April 2021

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CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Marty Morrissey.

Countrywide Full

On This week's countrywide, Marty is amongst hens in Tipperary, mixing farming and writing, we meet some chocolate makers ahead of Easter Sunday, we find out just what exactly a cludogue is and the folklore around Easter and the church and the pandemic at Easter.

Premier Hens

Marty is on the Magner farm is Tipperary home to a pasture fed flock of 1000 hens to find out more about egg production and some of the hens woolly friends.

Folklore and Easter

So why do we have Eggs at Easter? Folklorist Shane Lehane tells Marty about some of the folklore associated with Easter.

The Real Chocolate Factory

Ahead of a bumper week for chocolate consumption countrywide reporter Suzanne Campbell meets some chocolate makers.

The Writer and Farmer

Brenda meets farmer, vet and author Orla McAlinden to find out how the farm inspires her writing.

The Pandemic and the Church

As we face our second Easter in lock-down Marty speaks with parish priest at Knock in County Mayo and Rector of the Shrine there Fr Peter Gibbons in what would usually be an incredibly busy weekend in knock.

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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The Glaoming

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Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron

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