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CountryWide Saturday 15 May 2021



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

Countrywide Full

On this week's Countrywide; looking ahead to World Bee Day, shortage of seasonal workers, herding goats in Dublin, going mobile, Brenda is in Rosslare for the reopening of caravan parks and mapping out the future of food production.

Can't Get The Staff

Suzanne Campbell reports on issues some farmers and other industries are experiencing in hiring seasonal workers.

Celebrating World Bee Day

Ahead of World Bee Day this Thursday Damien speaks with Professor Jane Stout, a botanist from Trinity College Dublin about the importance of bees. Jane features in a TG4 documentary about bees which airs this Thursday.

Goat Herding In Dublin

The Old Irish Goat Society is collaborating with Fingal County Council to graze the extensive headland vegetation of Howth Head in Dublin in attempt to help stop gorse fires . The collaboration is currently seeking to hire someone to help herd the goats as part of the project.

Agri Food Strategy 2030 Draft Report

Damien speaks with different stake holders about the new Agri food strategy 2030 whose draft proposals has been published and is now open to public consultation until June 15th. Tom Arnold chair of the strategy group committee joins Damien live in studio.

Going Mobile

As more and more caravan parks reopen following the lifting of restrictions across the country Brenda Donohue talks to camper van users in Wexford and finds out why they love the mobile holiday life.

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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