Margaret Farrelly’s story is an extraordinary one. Now, her foresight and hard work has been recognised by the EU as outright winner of the prestigious EU women farmers innovation award.

In describing her reaction to the win: “The shock turned to amazement for being recognised for doing what I take for granted. Tears well up when I think of it. I never had a vision of growing the business to what it is today. I just kept going, putting one foot in front of the other.”