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Views on family and farming in rural Ireland from Katherine O'Leary

Katherine writes about her life on the farm, family, succession and disability.
Katherine O’Leary faces her fear of bulls to help out her family – but ends up in a very sticky situation in the process.
By Katherine O'Leary on 01 February 2018
As the arrival of calves is eminent, Katherine O'Leary discusses what lies ahead and how some past scares will need to be prevented this year as new life graces the sheds.
By Katherine O'Leary on 25 January 2018
“You can’t build a business on high cost.” That was the line that stuck with Katherine O'Leary after attending the 2018 Positive Farmers Conference.
By Katherine O'Leary on 18 January 2018
My mother-in-law, Lil, turned 90 recently. She has always been there for us, be it a helping hand or wise words of wisdom cradled in love, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 11 January 2018
Another Christmas is over, cake eaten (by the people and the dog) and it’s time to plan ahead for a brand new year, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 04 January 2018
The discovery of her mother’s old sewing box takes Katherine O’Leary on a precious trip down memory lane
By Katherine O'Leary on 21 December 2017
Christmas is a time for joy and festivities, but it is also a time when we miss those we have lost over the years. Like my dear friend Claire, writes Katherine O'Leary. It's a time of rememberance
By Katherine O'Leary on 28 December 2017
Katherine O’Leary is one proud auntie this week after watching her nephew play in the Harty Cup
By Katherine O'Leary on 14 December 2017
Sometimes it's important to put things down and take a 15-minute walk. The fresh air will not only clear your lungs, but also your mind. Which is so vital in our busy lives, writes Katherine O'Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 07 December 2017
Colm is just back from China and Tim from a presentation in Dublin. Life is interesting with these two always ready for the next opportunity of learning or travel, writes Katherine O'Leary.
By Katherine O'Leary on 30 November 2017
As farmers, it is our duty to stand up for our industry, writes Katherine O’Leary following the publication of an editorial calling dairy farming a “polluting monoculture”
By Katherine O'Leary on 23 November 2017
It must be difficult for good, decent men – our fathers, husbands, sons and friends – to feel the wrath of society against them, writes Katherine O’Leary. Do we really believe that all men have sudden
By Katherine O'Leary on 16 November 2017
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