Saturday, 8.10am

CountryWide Saturday 17 April 2021



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

Countrywide Full

On this week's Countrywide, Minister Charlie McConnell on the new Agri-food strategy 2030 Report, Searching for the legendary Curlew in Kerry, Westmeath Footballer and farmer John Heaslin on a busy time on the farm and football field and celebrating this years Irish Food Writers' Guild Food Awards winners.

In The Garden in Cavan

Damien is in Co Cavan to meet gardener Donal McEvoy at his nursery in Virginia to get some gardening and horticultural tips and learn about the joy of gardening.

Irish Food Writers' Guild Food Awards

Suzanne Campbell reports on the 2021 Irish Food Writers' Guild Food Awards on what been another challenging year for food production in Ireland.

Agri-food strategy 2030 Report

Minister for Agricultural Charlie McConalogue joins Damien to discuss the newly published Agri-food strategy 2030 report released today. The report highlights new targets for farming into the next decade.

Bird Watching: The Curlew

Countrywide reporter Hannagh Quinn Mulligan is on the hunt for one the country's most elusive birds, the Curlew in Co Kerry ahead of world Curlew day on the 21st of April. Numbers of Curlew have dropped dramatically over the last number of years with new conversation efforts underway across the country to protect the rare species.

Farming and Football

Westmeath footballer and farmer John Heaslin tells Damien about combining football and farming leading to a very busy life on the playing and farming fields.

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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