Roscommon to feature on RTE Radio

In ‘The County Line’, renowned poet, playwright and RTE Radio 1 host Vincent Woods, right,  sets off on a road trip through the counties of Roscommon, Cavan and Monaghan on a quest to explore each county’s unique identity.

  Tracing local cultures through everything from music and history to speech and sport, landscape and poetry, Woods finds vastly different cultures thriving within a few kilometres on either side of county borders.

  Programme 2, which is due to be aired this Saturday (August 13th) will see Vincent in Co. Roscommon, meeting farmer Michael Naughton on local farming traditions; student Megan Daly who discusses her family’s mining history and her passion for LGBT rights; Seamus Duke, well-known local journalist, commenting on Roscommon town and the impact of emigration, while RTE presenter Ruth Scott visits her old stomping ground of Rockford’s nightclub and Vincent travels to the centre of Ireland. Musical highlights include the fantastic flute playing of Tommy Guihen and an interview with Cathy Jordan.

  Each stop in each county displays a beautiful, unique cultural identity, but the sense of local county pride is just as strong everywhere. This heartwarming series sees music, conversation, history and travel come together on a very special journey, forming a potent radio map of each county in 2016.