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Sean O’Rourke Show. Radio 1, RTE

It’s no big secret that I am a mahooosive fan of the great outdoors, tree hugging, planting them or pretty much being just damn near enough to them. A horticulturist with a passion for the great outdoors, as RTE chose to much better than I could, word it.

That in mind I was on chatting with the gentleman that is Sean O’Rourke last week. By his side was also Conor Pope and cillian Barry. Sean’s show airs midweek daily from 10am on RTE Radio 1.

The image below used in RTE’s show notes as a by the way, was first used in a post I wrote June 2011 when I was staying by the ever so very beautiful Lough Ennell. A fntastTake a listen above; and enjoy 😉

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At Your Service, 2013. RTE. CASA Garden.

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Updated: 27 Dec 2013

pictured above [L-R]: John Brennan, Peter Donegan, Mark O’Loughlin, Amy Cooney, Francis Brennan and Séan Keoghan. Not pictured (and very much missing) Séan and Francis Redmond.

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Television: Ear To The Ground #ettg talks Ugly Veg

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Tonight, Tuesday 28th February at 8.30pm RTE1, I will be on the television programme Ear To The Ground talking with Presenter and absolute lady Helen Carroll.

Update:
Watch Ear to the Ground on RTE Player.

On a slight side note, the recording that will air this evening was recorded in November. As you will observe, in this I am sporting a moustache, for which there is a very valid explanation. Not at all part of my normal regalia and for the record, I usually look very like the image above 😉

Back to the programme, should you be wondering, this blog post explains where the ugly vegetable, ugly veg or #uglyveg ‘campaign’ all began:

More info – Ear to the Ground:

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Four Live on RTE – Friday 15th April

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Friday 15th saw me appear on RTE’s Four Live show.You can watch it on RTE Player. I think it stays there for about 2 weeks or so

Here’s RTE’s blurb on what I was talking about…

Ireland have been classed as one of the worst offenders when it comes to wasting food, so to make sure you keep perfectly good food from the bin, landscaper and horticulturist Peter Donegan is here to show you how to replant and regrow!

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more details on four live over on the RTE website.

A hat tip and note of thanks to Dave from RTE who looked after me. Nice one Dave. 🙂

At Your Service – Cappagh Hospital Garden

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At Your Service RTE TV Christmas Special, Cappagh Hospital Garden.

  • When: Wed 22 December 2010,
  • Time: 8 – 8.30pm
  • TV Channel: RTÉ One

Courtesy RTE.ie

Francis and John Brennan are challenged to makeover two children’s wards at the Cappagh Hospital and transform a disused garden space for the in time for the annual Christmas party, but they have no budget and must beg, borrow and steal building materials for the project

It can be watched on RTE player.

Update: This [below] went live after the show and the garden story goes as such:

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The garden created in Cappagh Hospital was for The RTE 2010 At Your Service Christmas Special, a television programme presented by Sean and Francis Brennan. It began as a result of meeting really nice people and ended knowing that it was an honour to have been in their company.

Around mid October 2010 a phone call came in. The gist was that Laura would like me to build a garden, for free. The lovely voice asked that I come and simply take a look.

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On initial inspection, the garden space outside had some industrial planting and the courtyard walls were industrial grey. On a more detailed note, the garden had no access, apart from a side alley that one could only access through a semi excavated building site. I then found out the hospital had zero euro of a budget, the garden was to be built within 3 weeks of that day and that that resulting garden maybe shown on Irish television as a Christmas tv special.

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I agreed. But, the final garden is with massive thanks to so many people who all donated their time, products, services and so much more than the extra mile, because they were very simply nice people. The garden was also just one part of what I can only describe as very much a bigger picture.

There was one day that should be noted when I and George came down to find this poem and note stuck inside the window. The words are now painted on one of the garden walls. In my opinion, if what I have done in this garden achieves what is written in this poem, I’m am quite simply the happiest gardener I know.

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