19 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

In The County Line on RTÉ Radio 1 this Saturday, August 20, at 10 am, renowned poet, playwright and RTE Radio 1 host Vincent Woods continues his road trip through the counties of Roscommon, Cavan and Monaghan on a quest to explore each county’s unique identity.

The third and final episode in the series sees Vincent travel to Co Monaghan, where he catches up with journalist Frank McNally to chat about cultural identity and his connection to his home county, before paying a visit to The Peace Link sports facility in Clones to discover local sporting pride.

Of course, no Monaghan trip would be complete without a stop at the Patrick Kavanagh Centre to explore the life of one of Ireland’s foremost poets in his home county where he is best remembered.

Music highlights in Monaghan include an interview with country music legend Big Tom, Vincent meets the McArdle twins and we have an acoustic performance from Grainne Duffy.

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.

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