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Fields of Gold

Out the Gap

Release Date: 06/20/2024

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Overlooking the valley of Slievenamon in the heart of the 'Golden Vale' , Nicholas Ryan farms tillage and beef alongside his father, James. Join Nicholas and I as we take a walk around this lovely farm which abounds with beautiful old hedgerow trees which are home to many birds including the Barn Owl and we visit the site of the ruins of the medieval church and castle which are still visible today. We hear about the system they operate on their mixed enterprise farm, the work Nicholas is involved in to promote biodiversity with the upcoming Clonmel Show and also get a glimpse into his...

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Sowing Your Oats show art Sowing Your Oats

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Porridge, ploughing and sleeping on Bees! On a rare sunny evening in a very challenging Spring I caught up with Kevin Scully in a field on the family farm as they ploughed in preparation for sowing their Oat crop. Kevin and family grow and mill the only certified organic gluten free Oats in the country on their farm in the midlands of Ireland. It was a pleasure to meet and chat to Kevin about their story, their wonderful products and the history of their farm.  To get in touch with Out the Gap contact us on or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Thank you for listening!  

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It's Only Rock 'n' Roll show art It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

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Family farm life in Wales-on our first episode of 2024 we meet Will and Sarah Evans whilst they are over on holiday in county Cork. Many listeners will remember Will's very popular, 'Rock 'n' Roll Farming' podcast. We had great fun recording this one and it was great to meet this lovely couple! Hear about their family and life in general on their mixed enterprise farm. We chat about everything, from selling vegetables direct and how it was tricky to make a margin, their use of homegrown feedstuffs on their farm and we even touch on the future of tenancies in the UK and what plans they have...

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Market Research show art Market Research

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A Winter's morning in Cahir farmer's market. Join us on a cool Winter's morning as we talk to stallholders and shoppers at the long established farmer's market in Cahir near the Tipperary/Cork border, a market which recently celebrated it's twenty year anniversay. We really enjoyed meeting and recording with some great characters on the day on what is our final podcast episode of 2023.  To get in touch with OUT THE GAP email Connect with us on social media: Instagram; @outthegappodcast FB; OUT THE GAP PODCAST page Twitter; @OutheGapPodca1

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Clancy's Cans show art Clancy's Cans

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Barley, Beer and family farming in the midlands. Join David Walsh-Kemmis and myself in Ballykilcavan on the family's beautiful farm in County Laois as we explore their journey so far in the brewing business. Hear about their fantastic restoration project involving the traditional farm buildings, setting up an on-farm brewery and how they've now incorporated a visitor centre on site too.  This is a place with a rich history, biodiversity and is a beautiful farm interspersed with native woodlands which are managed as 'continuous cover'. I really enjoyed the visit to Ballykilcavan. I hope...

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A Stable Relationship show art A Stable Relationship

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Meet the team at 'Lackendarra Stables'. On a lovely October morning join Noel as he meets the team working and farming at Lackendarra Stables' outside Mallow in rural county Cork. Eddie Linehan along with brother and sister team, Dan and Jane O'Meara specialise in buying year old Thoroughbred horses every Autumn which they then 'break' and prepare for resale in the following year at special 'breeze up' sales. They also have a small number of breeding mares on site. This former dairy farm is also home to a drystock beef enterprise alongside some contract rearing. Join us for a morning spent out...

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A Vintage Legend show art A Vintage Legend

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Brucellosis and TB herd culls, 80's interest rates, travel, family life and a men's shed on wheel's. Meet Co. Laois based, Matt Doyle as we delve into his varied life. Hear about his childhood in rural Laois and of losing a farm livestock business not once but twice aswell as having to deal with crippling 80's interest rates. We hear about the highly successsful group of local, 'mens shed on wheels', how vintage bicycles have brought a group of retirees together and of how the Ukrainian refugees have integrated within the local community. Email; Instagram; @outthegappodcast FB Page; Out the...

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Ravings of a Mad Irishman show art Ravings of a Mad Irishman

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Canoeing, wool spinning, turf wars, farming, politics and more! Meet wool spinner, Séamus Kirwan on a Summer's evening and join myself and Séamus as we chat about his life and his passion for his craft. In a beautiful part of Galway on the west coast of Ireland I hear all about this intricate art of working with wool and find out about the hours of work that go into each piece. I was also lucky enough to be let have a go on a spinning wheel under the guidance of the man himself, whilst we were recording. As the listeners will hear, Séamus is a very engaging individual and shares many...

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A Millionaire in Other Ways show art A Millionaire in Other Ways

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Farming in the shadow of the 'Devil's Bit'. Join Tipperary beef farmer, Catherine Guest as we walk and chat on her beautiful farm in north Tipperary.  Catherine has a very evident deep love for the land, her area and the animals in her care. We hear about the generations before her who worked this farm and how in her everyday work she feels many of the features on her property such as the hedgerows provide a ''link to the past''. We discuss the many challenges facing the agricultural industry in general and what the future might have in store on Catherine's own farm. Email; Twitter;...

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The Long Draw show art The Long Draw

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The Long Draw-life as an agricultural contractor. On a lovely Summer's day Noel catches up with John Drennan of 'Drennan Agri' as himself and his crew are harvesting grass in the midlands of Ireland. It is obvious from our chat that despite many challenges John loves what he does. John has been immersed in contracting for decades, providing a variety of services to farmers in his region. We hear how he started out as well as how things have changed and also of the many challenges facing agri contractors currently. We also chat to Karol Duignan, president of the FTMTA(Farm Tractor and Machinery...

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Overlooking the valley of Slievenamon in the heart of the 'Golden Vale' , Nicholas Ryan farms tillage and beef alongside his father, James.

Join Nicholas and I as we take a walk around this lovely farm which abounds with beautiful old hedgerow trees which are home to many birds including the Barn Owl and we visit the site of the ruins of the medieval church and castle which are still visible today.

We hear about the system they operate on their mixed enterprise farm, the work Nicholas is involved in to promote biodiversity with the upcoming Clonmel Show and also get a glimpse into his business, 'Golden Vale Research' as well as hearing about his childhood on the family farm and where he ended up before he made the decision to return home.

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