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The CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across Ireland. Listen live Saturdays at 8am on RTÉ Radio 1.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

The CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across Ireland. Listen live Saturdays at 8am on RTÉ Radio 1.

Language:

English

Contact:

RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Episodes

On the farm with Hannah Quinn Mulligan and her grandmother Catherine

2/17/2024
This spring, Hannah and grandmother Catherine are expecting dairy calves for the first time.

Duration:00:05:59

Will the Hen Harrier become extinct?

2/17/2024
With less than 100 breeding pairs left, extinction may be just 25 years away.

Duration:00:14:47

Spring calving

2/17/2024
We speak to two farmers who are busy with calving.

Duration:00:06:30

A conversation with Katherine O'Leary and family

2/17/2024
Countrywide went to Katherine O'Leary's family farm near Blarney.

Duration:00:14:56

Countrywide Full 17/02/24

2/17/2024
Countrywide Full 17/02/24

Duration:00:43:57

Countrywide Full 10/02/24

2/10/2024
Countrywide Full 10/02/24

Duration:00:44:18

Geopark walk

2/10/2024
The Joyce Country and Western Lake Geopark, with its many walking trails, is an applicant for UNESCO recognition. Countrywide joined the first ever Geopark trail hike.

Duration:00:06:54

French farmers protests

2/10/2024
With Patrick Hegarty, a farmer near Limoges in central France and President of his local farmers' organisation, who was arrested during the protests and spent a night in jail in Paris.

Duration:00:06:13

Granagh Players

2/10/2024
Down in County Limerick, the Granagh Players have been entertaining the crowds with a play called The Hucklebuck.

Duration:00:45:41

Sea Gift

2/10/2024
A poem by John Davenport from County Wicklow.

Duration:00:03:01

Celebrating bees

2/10/2024
In Turlough Park, the National Museum of Country Life outside Castlebar in County Mayo, there is a new exhibition called The Murmur of Bees which opened to the public this week. Meanwhile down i mBaile Bhuirne i gContae Corcaigh, they are celebrating St Gobnait, patron saint of beekeepers with a festival.

Duration:00:09:51

Organic horticulture

2/10/2024
The Organic Growers of Ireland are currently offering a work placement programme, which is one of the ways to become an organic grower, as Countrywide discovered when we visited Liam Ryan's farm in county Kildare.

Duration:00:08:07

Countrywide Full 03/02/24

2/3/2024
Countrywide Full 03/02/24

Duration:00:42:48

Irish Lighthouses

2/3/2024
Lighthouse tourism attracted over six hundred thousand people last year, according to figures by the Great Lighthouses of Ireland partnership. The partnership involves leasing out properties at automated lighthouses, where former keepers' dwellings have been restored by the Irish Landmark Trust.

Duration:00:09:13

Farmers' protests around Europe

2/3/2024
With Aline Braunsteffer from the French farmers organisation 'Coordination Rurale', and Thomas Duffy, former Macra Na Feirme President.

Duration:00:16:13

People's Archive Day

2/3/2024
A call went out to the residents of Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County, to bring in their personal and historic records and share the stories behind them. We went along to hear some of the stories behind the items.

Duration:00:08:33

International Wetlands Day

2/3/2024
Yesterday was International Wetlands Day and volunteers joined members of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council on Lodge Bog in Lullymore, co Kildare for a morning of work cutting back the trees and shrubs invading the raised bog.

Duration:00:06:24

St. Brigid's Day

1/27/2024
2024 marks the second year of St. Brigid's Day. Regular contributor Janet Heeran has this reflection on the celebration featuring music from Sive O'Sullivan, Clara Rose and Sharon Murphy.

Duration:00:07:53

New Biodiversity Plan

1/27/2024
During the week, the Government launched the 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan to help arrest our losses in semi-natural grasslands, river quality, plant species and much more. We hear from Geraldine O'Sullivan of the IFA; Oonagh Duggan of Birdwatch Ireland; Dr. James Moran of the ATU and Beara Peninsula farmer Eoghan Daltun.

Duration:00:12:39

Mnister Charlie McConalogue

1/27/2024
Whether it was down to the weather, political controversy or environmental concerns, farming spent a lot of time in the headlines last year. Will 2024 be a quieter year? Philip speaks to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue.

Duration:00:09:04