Born and bred in Mayo, Lynne O’Malley is manager of a dairy farm that’s located just three miles from where she and her husband Brian live in Glencorrib. Originally from Moygownagh in north Mayo, Lynne was raised on a suckler farm, which began her love of farming.

She went on to complete her Green Certificate in Mountbellew Agricultural College, Co Galway, where she also undertook an apprenticeship in farm management. As part of this, Lynne had to complete a 12-week work experience placement.