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CountryWide Saturday 24 April 2021



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

Countrywide Full

Countrywide Full: On this week's countrywide, surviving a farm accident, reaction to the new climate action bill, a new survey gauges the mood of farmers, the Kildare man living with goats in a Mongolian yurt and unique mosaic shop fronts in the west.

Climate Action Bill Reaction

Damien is on the farm in Co Waterford with farmer Gillian O Sullivan. Gillian gives her reaction to the new climate action bill and the issues facing farmers aiming to meet climate targets.

Surviving A Farm Accident

With the silage season almost upon us, the Health and Safety Authority are renewing their appeals to farmers. Farm accident survivor Aengus Mannion tells his story. Dr Eimear Smith, a farmer and consultant in rehab medicine gives her view on the importance of health and safety on the farm as a doctor who has dealt with farm accidents.

From London to Raising Goats In Kildare

Brenda Donohue meets Kildare man Cianán Curran who has swapped the bright lights of London to return to live with his family in Skerries, near Athy, Co Kildare where he now raises goats on his back lawn.

The Farm Survey 2021

Each year the farm accountancy firm IFAC conducts a survey of farmers to get a sense of how they are running their business. Declan McEvoy from IFAC joins Damien to discuss the findings of this year's survey. The survey can be found at

Celebrating The Mosaic Shop Fronts of The West

Author Laura Early has written a book looking at the rich history of shopfront mosaics in the west Ireland. Ella McSweeny heads west to meet Laura and take in some of the beautiful mosaics that can be seen on shop fronts in the region. See more at

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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Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron

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