James and Ryan Eustace setting sail in their St Patrick’s Viking ship to feed their lambing ewes. The ship was made by their Dad John Eustace and the photo was taken by their Grandad Sean Eustace in Ballyfolan, Manor Kilbride, Co Wicklow, on 17 March.

Julia May Byrne and her patriotic ewes turned on the style for St Patrick’s Day in Ballycapple, Redcross, Co Wicklow.

Iarlaith Hedigan, four, feeding his pet lamb Suzy for Granny and Grandad, Margaret and John Hedigan, in Kilmallock, Co Limerick. \ Jamie Hedigan

Lucy, Aidan, Emma and Conor Devereux relaxing in the straw on their farm in Cushinstown, Co Wexford. \ James Devereux

One-year-old Colm McGauley Jnr hugging his first ever lamb on his daddy's farm in Rosscahill, County Galway. \ Debbie McGauley

Anna Snell with her goddaughter Molly Hanily going to clean out pens for triplets on the farm in Ballysax, The Curragh, Co Kildare.