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Ray Darcy Tuesday 8 October 2019

                                Bord Bia GroMor Gardening Competition 

We are teaming up with Bord Bia for our summer long Gromor Competition on the Ray D'Arcy Show.

As well as getting advice and tips on gromor.ie our gardening guru Gerry Daly will join Ray in studio every Tuesday afternoon to help get your gardens growing.

We have €5000 worth of prizes to give away on the 25th of August and all we are asking you to do is send in pictures or a video of how your outdoor space or garden has improved and grown during the Lockdown.

Between now and August 21st, track your progress of how you are doing with your outdoor space or garden by taking photos or videos and send them into Garden@RTE.ie

Gerry Daly will be casting his eye over the entries and the winners will be announced on the show on the 25th of August.

Your entries will be judged in five different categories.

They are:

BEST USE OF SPACE

This could be anything from a windowsill or a balcony to a flowerbox at the end of your cul de sac. Those of you out there who live in a more urban setting may have decided to make the most of your little patch and we would love to see how you've added new life to the space.

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MOST COLOURFUL

It’s never too late to add a burst of colour to the garden! Do you have the most vibrant flower display in the country? Even painted furniture could brighten up the dullest of spots. This is a real chance to get as creative and colourful as you can!

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LOCKDOWN GARDEN

Have you changed the way you use your outdoor space since we were all asked to stay at home? Perhaps you finally got to do that project you have always been meaning to do. Maybe the kids transformed the back into an obstacle course, or you created a little haven that you can call your own.

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VEGGIE PATCH

There is nothing like the taste of fresh veggies plucked straight from your own soil, and now is the perfect time to start digging and planting. Gromor.ie has guides and tips for all you first time veggie growers out there. This is also a perfect project for Little Growers to get involved with.

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GARDEN PORTRAIT

Anything goes in this category! Did you manage to capture the perfect cartwheel being performed on the grass? Maybe a family of foxes paid a visit when you had the camera at the ready, or you snapped a picture of a beloved family member paying you an outdoor visit.

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The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

It's all about life.

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, Conor Pope on Budget 2020, Dominique McMullen on the first few months of motherhood, Thomas Mc Cann talks to Ray about the lack of supports for Traveller mental health and rugby player Rob Kearney on world egg day

The First Few Months

The First Few Months

First-time mum, Dominique McMullen has written a piece about the reality of the first few months of motherhood - and just how hard it can be and she came into chat to Ray about it 

Click here to read Dominiques article in full

The Mental Health of Traveler Community

The Mental Health of Traveler Community

Seven times more Traveller men and six times more Traveller women take their own lives compared to the general population, according to figures from the National Traveller Mental Health Network.
Representatives from Traveller advocate groups appeared before TDs and Senators today to highlight as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

To discuss this futher Thomas Mc Cann member of the traveling community and Director of the Traveller Counselling Service who addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community earlier today came into the studio to talk to Ray


If you are affected by any of the issues raised, you can contact:
Samaritans: freephone 116123, text 087-260 9090
Pieta House: freephone 1800-247247 or text HELP to 51444
Aware: freephone 1800-804848
 

Leinster rugby player Dave Kearney

Leinster rugby player Dave Kearney

Leinster rugby player Dave Kearney is here and he has just scored a hat trick of tries in Leinster’s first game of the season and he popped into the studio to chat to Ray this afternoon

Dave is an official ambassador for Bord Bia, helping them celebrate World Egg Day!

       

                                                 The Ray D'Arcy Show All Ireland Quiz

                                      We are starting a whole new All Ireland Quiz Starting Monday 25th May  

ROUND 1

Meath v Monghan
Mayo v Louth
Kerry v Waterford
Limerick v Offaly 
Kildare v Dublin 
Galway v Fermanagh
Donegal v Down 
Laois v Roscommon
Wexford v Tyrone
Cavan v Carlow 
Derry v Kilkenny 
Antrim v Clare
Cork v Tipperary 
Longford v Sligo 
Leitrim v Westmeath
Armagh v Wicklow 

Music Played on the Show

Dance Monkey

Dance Monkey

Tones And I

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