Ella McSweeney tells about some of the interesting people and traditions she’s encountered on her travels around Ireland for her radio and television programs.
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Fields of Gold by Anne Roos – www.celticharpmusic.com
Stories of People
Man who now farms oysters
Durrow, County Loais – talking about the animals… horses, cattle, and pigs
Local Food Movement
Food Harvest 2020 Report
Hyper-local Movement – awareness of who is growing food nearby
Revival in traditional techniques in farming and food
Fresh blood pudding – black puddings
How do I find locally produced foods?
Trouble with labeling foods
The Bridgestone Guide
Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal
Look at the menu
Trouble with the term “Local Food”
Go with where the food came from
Do these places cost more?
Do you have any favorite places?
Pat Lalor from County Westmeath
Organic farmer – Kilbeggan Organic Porridge
Donkey Shed a brand new restaurant in County Meath that was opened by a full-time vegetable farmer
Technology Ella uses
AudioBoo – audio blogging
Where did you grow up?
Ear to Ground
Anyone who eats food should be interested in it.
Traditions in Ella’s household – including keeping pigs in her urban garden
Rural North Dublin – 14 year old boy with pigs in his back garden
How eggs used to be kept in the winter in Ireland
Traditions vary in different parts of Ireland
Museum of Country Life, County Mayo
What’s next for Ella?
RTE Heart|Land: Celebration of Rural Life www.rte.ie/player
RTE Radio 1: Today with Pat Kenny – Different uses of land in Ireland
RTE Ear to the Ground: Ella visits Mayo
Board Bia – Bloom Festival in June
Food Festivals and Farm Festivals
Mayo (Newport, Westport)
Paul Durcan Poem
Mutual admiration society
Closing music Blackbird by Anne Roos – www.celticharpmusic.com