Ten years of the Women & Agriculture Conference. Ten years where we have travelled the country from Athlone to Kilkenny, to Kerry, Meath, Sligo and now Carlow. Ten years where the audience has experienced the most poignant moments and the best of laughs – and it was no different for the 750 women who travelled to the Mount Wolseley Hotel in Carlow last week.

Each year, there is always a speaker who everyone talks about, and this year it was David McWilliams. Taking on the subject of Brexit, he said we needed a fresh approach to negotiate the best deal with our nearest neighbours. “Our interests are totally different to anyone else and yet we are allowing someone from France to negotiate for us,” he said.