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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.
If we could maintain the enthusiasm, resilience and determination we came away with from the Women & Agriculture Conference, we could achieve great things, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 02 November 2017
The cost of the damage caused on the farm by hurricane Ophelia is stacking up. But, even so, we are the lucky ones and we need to remember those who lost their lives, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 26 October 2017
It’s all about sticking to the plan, writes Katherine O’Leary after a thrilling visit to Rome - in more ways than one
By Katherine O'Leary on 12 October 2017
Two weeks on from the Ploughing Championships, the memories get distilled and things pop into my mind, writes Katherine O'Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 05 October 2017
We get support in all sorts of ways and oftentimes going out among the people is just the trick to help you to cope, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 28 September 2017
During the summer, two new bulk meal bins were installed on the farm. Unfortunately, no one informed Katherine O'Leary about how noisy the delivery would be
By Katherine O'Leary on 21 September 2017
A short break lets Katherine O’Leary recharge her batteries and discover the heart that lies within our Irish towns
By Katherine O'Leary on 07 September 2017
Hollywood came good for Diarmuid after all. Even so, the grief of loosing our good friend clouded my every thought, writes Katherine O’Leary
By Katherine O'Leary on 24 August 2017
After a trip to LA, Katherine O’Leary is left grieving for a friend and wondering if they challenge Diarmuid too much
By Katherine O'Leary on 17 August 2017
Many parts of the country can grow grass just as well as we can in Cork – or even better, believes Katherine O’Leary.
By Katherine O'Leary on 03 August 2017
Even a long marriage still needs work, as little fights can creep up on the best of couples. In fact, writes Katherine O'Leary, the longer the marriage, the more effort it requires
By Katherine O'Leary on 27 July 2017
With Colm away on holidays, things have gone back in time on the family farm, as Katherine and Tim O'Leary get to spend more time together managing the land.
By Katherine O'Leary on 20 July 2017
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