Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 10 April 2021



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

Countrywide Full

On this week's Countrywide, Marty is in Blacklion in Co Cavan to get a feel for what life is like in rural Ireland, We visit a Micro Dairy in Mayo, Reimagining a family home in Galway, Agri shows during lockdown, the future of Macra Na Ferime and the joy of lambing season.

Marty Meets Blacklion

Marty takes a trip to Blacklion in Co Cavan to get a feel for what life is like in rural Ireland according to some of the locals who make the town their home.

Agri Shows

Marty speaks with Catherine Cotter of the Irish Shows Association which represents many of the Agri shows across the country in what is a very difficult time for the Agri show sector.

Rebuilding a Family Home

Countrywide reporter Lorna Siggins meets American writer Betsy Cornwell who is hoping to turn an old knitting factory near Carraroe in County Galway into a family home.

Micro Dairy

Ella McSweeney is in Co Mayo to meet Sinead Moran and MJ McGrath, two young dairy farmers. They're one of a handful of farmers in the country who've decided to build a 'micro dairy'.

Macra Na Feirme

Incoming president John Keane and outgoing president of Macra Na Feirme Thomas Duffy chat to Marty about the future and continued importance of Macra Na Ferime.

Lambing With John Connell

Farmer and author John Connell describes lambing on the farm.

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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