MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

SPECIAL PROGRAMME ON THE RESCUE SERVICES

Our coastal communities rely heavily on the rescue services for their safety on land and at sea and more and more women are now becoming involved in the services that are the first on call in cases of simple accidents or tragedy. On this evenings Nationwide programme we visit Dunmore East in County Waterford to meet those who answer that call.  We meet one woman who, as a Coast Guard volunteer, has taken part in many searches for those lost at sea, a woman who came to Ireland from Belarus and is now part of the local lifeboat crew and we bring together a man who almost drowned at sea and one of the helicopter crew who rescued him.

WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JONATHAN SWIFT

Jonathan Swift was Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, founder of Ireland's first psychiatric Hospital and creator of Gulliver's Travels. For his 350th Birthday, Mary Kennedy re-imagines Swift's Dublin as she tours around he city he knew so well.

Website:  www.walkingtours.ie

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS PROGRAMME

Tonight on Nationwide we go on the road in search of traditional and dying crafts.  In Wicklow, we meet a team of craftsmen preserving the great craft of organ building to ensure every church bride gets an appropriate and majestic welcome.  In Cork, we meet a man whose passion is clocks, old and new, and who still makes and repairs them.  Plus in Kerry we go back in time to visit what must surely be one of the last traditional blacksmith's forges in the country. 

Website:  www.stokesclocks.ie

Website:  www.kennethjonespipeorgans.com

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