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    Drivetime Friday 28 August 2015

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    Mary Wilson presents an information packed evening news magazine with all the stories of the day
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    Clerys Workers' Demostration

    Former Clerys workers held a protest this afternoon outside the offices of the store's new owners in Dublin. They are demanding a meeting with the Natrium Consortium. Some of them spoke to our reporter, Brian Lally.

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    On This Day

    This week, Myles Dungan issues a warning to the faint-hearted as he approaches - with trepidation - the literary career of one of our great Gothic novelists, Sheridan Le Fanu, a creator of ghosts, ghouls and ghastliness

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    Will there be an early Election?

    Taoiseach Enda Kenny is insisting the FG/Lab coalition will see out its full term until Spring 2016, but Drivetime's John Cooke got the views of all the main parties today on when the election will be called...

    Here Comes The Weekend!

    HERITAGE

    **TOP PICK** National Heritage Week, National 

    It is the final weekend of National Heritage Week. There are lots of events happening across the country. A few highlights include:

    - Archaeofest 2015, Merrion Square, Dublin City

    - 250 Years of Industrial Heritage at The 12th Lock & Environs, Dublin

    - Boyne Currach Centre Open Day, Co. Meath 

    - Fingal Vintage Harvest Festival, Skerries Co. Dublin

    - Romans in Kilkenny – Fact or Fiction?, Purcellsinch, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

    - Feis Teamhra- A Turn at Tara, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath, Ireland 

    Loughrea Medieval Festival 'Gathering of the Clans', Loughrea, Co. Galway

    Carlingford's Medieval Fayre, Carlingford, Co. Louth

     

    MUSIC

    **TOP PICK** Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival

    The 21st International Bluegrass Festival is underway in Co. Waterford. It takes place in the picturesque seaside village of Dunmore East and runs until Sunday.

    The line-up features a host of International and National bluegrass, blues, country, and rhythm ‘n’ roots bands. There will be several music stages set up across the village, plus pub performances and impromptu sessions.

    Stuck Inside of Moville - The DylanFest on the Lough, Moville, Co. Donegal

     

    FOOD

    **TOP PICK** Dalkey Lobster Fest 2015, Dublin

    And further South, the Dalkey Lobster Festival returns to Dublin this weekend, with smooth jazz and happy tummies on the menu!

    Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival, Dublin

    A Taste of Donegal Food Festival, Donegal Town

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    Ratha Yatra Ireland, Dublin City

     

    VINTAGE / AGRICULTURAL

    Oughterard Agricultural and Horticultural Show, Oughterard, Co. Galway

    Irish Game and Country Fair, Birr, Co. Offaly

     

    SPORT / OUTDOOR

    The Wrong Way Round Killarney Cycling Festival, Co. Kerry

    Bogman 2 Day Cycle, Renvyle, Co. Galway

     

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