According to Michael Connolly of Teagasc, “there might be a lot of mountain land around but they can grow grass around Castletownbere too”. Based in Skibbereen, the environmental and technology adviser is familiar with the environs and challenges of farming in west Cork.

He was speaking at the Teagasc Cork West sheep farm walk on the farm of John F and Breda O’Sullivan at Crumpane, Eyeries, Beara, Co Cork.