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Aug 21, 2018

Man due in court in Ballina tomorrow following recovery of stolen goods

Ballina Gardai discovered what's described as a "significant" quantity of cannabis plants this morning. The discovery was made during a follow-up search, following earlier searches of three properties located in rural areas between Ballina and Killala, in…
Aug 21, 2018

One-third of people in Connaught/Ulster unhappy with home broadband speeds

One-third of people in Connacht /Ulster are unhappy with their broadband speeds at home. That's one of the findings of a new survey carried out by price comparison service Switcher.ie, which shows that- nationally - 60% of Irish consumers are satisfied with…
Aug 21, 2018

Roscommon farmer named 2018 Rose Escort of the Year in Tralee

A Roscommon farmer has topped the poll among Roses and Rose Escorts to become the Rose Escort of the Year at the 2018 Rose of Tralee festival. The result was announced live at the festival dome last night by host Daithí O'Sé. Paul Clabby from Fourmilehouse,…
Aug 21, 2018

Two Mayo winners at the 2018 Bar of the Year Awards

There were two Mayo winners at the 2018 Bar of the Year Awards, which were announced last night in Dublin. The Bar Manager of the Year award went to Noli Alngohuro of Ashford Castle in Cong. The Gastro Bar Food of the Year award was won by the Tavern in…
Aug 21, 2018

New Knock plaza to be named Pope Francis Square

The new plaza in Knock village is being named Pope Francis Square. The Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring officially opened the new plaza in the Marian village this morning - just days ahead of the visit of Pope Francis to Knock Shrine.…
Aug 21, 2018

Gardai in Ballina have recovered 100,000 euro of stolen goods in planned searches

Gardai in Ballina have made a substantial recovery of stolen goods taken from break-ins to properties across the county over the past number of weeks. Uniformed gardai and detectives conducted 3 searches at properties located in rural areas between Ballina…

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Aug 21, 2018

Winners of Belmullet Sea Angling Club International competition

Anglers from England, Northern Ireland, the United States and from across Ireland took part in the Belmullet Sea Angling Club International Two Day Open Boat competition last weekend. The prize for Greatest Variety over 2 days went to Tony Lally of Belmullet…
Aug 21, 2018

7-race card in Sligo this evening

There's a seven-race card at Sligo this evening where the first goes to post at 5.10. Robert Power returns to action this evening after missing the last couple of months due to injury.
Aug 21, 2018

Sligo & Leitrim boxers in action this afternoon at World Youth Championships

Team Ireland get their campaign under way this afternoon at the World Youth Championships in Hungary. European silver medallist Dearbhla Rooney is first up today. The Leitrim featherweight fights Panpatchara (Pan-pat-chara) Somnuek (Som-new-ekk) in the last…
Aug 20, 2018

Flat racing to continue at Ballinrobe, following meeting this morning

Flat racing is to continue at Ballinrobe after a meeting between representatives of several ruling bodies took place this morning. The Racing Post reports that the track’s future on the level was placed into doubt after a fixture last week was cancelled after…
Aug 20, 2018

Sligo Rovers host Dundalk tonight

7.45 is the start time for the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division game between Dundalk and Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds. A win will move the Lilywhites 3 points clear at the top of the table. Cork City drew level on points with following a 1 all…
Aug 20, 2018

Details released of Galway & Limerick Homecomings

The All-Ireland winning Minor Hurling Team and the senior finalists will be welcomed back to Galway city and county today with the Irish Press Cup in tow. The county council will host a civic homecoming at The Fairgreen in Ballinasloe at 3.30 this afternoon.…

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The Papal Visit - What you need to know

Aug 20, 2018
With the visit of Pope Francis imminent, Tommy Marren talked to two of the main men…

Home Schooling

Aug 14, 2018
On Tuesday morning, Tommy Marren talked to Martina Burke from Castlebar who told him how…

Breakfast with Daniel & Majella!

Aug 02, 2018
On Wednesday Paul and Gerry made their long awaited return to the home of Daniel…

Night With the Stars Highlights

Jul 26, 2018
Check out some of the highlights of our wonderful "Night With the Stars" that took place…

As part of its celebration of the FAO International Year of Family Farming, Teagasc has created a series of videos on individual family farms.

The second farming family featured in the series are the Austin family from Louisburg. Richard and Lorena Austin and their two children, Dara, and Liliana, live and farm, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the far side of Louisburg.

Richard moved to Louisburg from County Meath to work on his uncle’s farm. He is now the fourth generation of his family to farm there, the farm was purchased by his great grandfather in 1883.

Lorena comes from Gijon in the north of Spain.They have 2 children Dara and Liliana.

Further videos by Teagasc, featuring farm families from around the country highlighting the importance of the family farm in Ireland and demonstrating the contribution of family members to farming tasks over the course of the year, will be published over the coming weeks and months.

You can see their story on www.teagasc.ie/publications/year-of-family-farming