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CountryWide Saturday 1 May 2021



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

Countrywide Full

On this week's countrywide, The importance of hedgerows, The folklore behind May Day, Hidden treasures in charity shops, Reopening the open farm and Seamus O'Rourkes bank holiday advice.

The Importance of Hedgerows

Damien is on the farm in Rathgormack in Co Waterford to find out more about new measures to protect hedgerows and their importance for bio diversity and the important role they have played on Irish farms down through the years.

May Day Folklore

Folklorist Shane Lenihan tells Damien about some of folklore behind May Day on May Day 2021 including washing faces in the morning dew, butter selling, flower harvesting and why we should look out for hares on May Day.

Charity Shops Hidden Treasures

Mayo author Liam Horan outlines his love of the charity shops in his own unique style.

Re-opening The Open Farm

Brenda Donohue is on Leahy's Open Farm in Dungourney, Midleton in Co. Cork to see first hand the joy open farms can bring, how the family business is being handed on to the next generation and the opportunities in agri tourism.

Good News for Irish Food Producers

Countrywide reporter Suzanne Campbell reports on a new survey by Price Waterhouse Coopers which shows that 75% of small to medium sized Irish Food companies say they expect to grow next year.

Seamus O'Rourke's Advice

Leitrim poet and Countrywide unofficial resident wordsmith Seamus O'Rourke has enlisted the help of some musician friends to give us some much needed advice this bank holiday weekend.

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

Lift187 Cello Vision

Lift187 Cello Vision

Lift Music


Lift187 Cello Vision

Lift187 Cello Vision

Lift Music




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Presenter: Damien O'Reilly

Producer: Eileen Heron

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