Last Saturday Guide Dog Owner Ed Harper was featured on RTE Radio 1’s Countrywide, hosted by Damien O’Reilly.

Ed was speaking to producer Grainne McPolin about his life on Cape Clear as a goat farmer and how his Guide Dog Izzy makes it possible.

Check out the short video RTE have produced about their visit to see Ed.

Countrywide | Cape Clear

"Whatever else I've done, I've had 39 years of doing what I wanted to do: working with people and animals" Ed Harper describes in a few words his life as a goat herder on Cape Clear, the Atlantic Island off the West Cork coast. If that's thats not exotic enough, Ed has been blind since birth. Grainne McPolin travelled to Cape Clear Island to meet this extraordinary man. Get the full story on CountryWide RTE Radio 1 from 8:10am on Saturday morning.Ed works with his guide dog. Izzy, and he would like to promote the work of Irish Guide Dogs. If you can help with your time- for puppy minding etc- or a donation you can contract them via Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind via Twitter : @irishguidedogs

Posted by RTÉ Radio 1 on Thursday, 10 May 2018


You can listen to the full audio of the interview below set to a slideshow of photos of Ed and Izzy taken by the wonderful Conor McCabe Photography.

At the end of the interview, Damien O’ Reilly was joined by Guide Dog Owner and our Board Member, Martin Gordon who talked about our need for more Puppy Raisers (Find out how you can get involved here).

Martin also invited everyone to our Dublin Thank You Day on June 16th. See all the details of the event here.

Read the story of Ed & Izzy here