Mary Conway farms full time with her parents Lv and Rita, on the family farm in Co Carlow. Having gone to an all-girls school, St Leo’s College, Carlow, Mary’s career decision seemed quite unusual, especially to her career guidance teacher.

Mary continued her education in Multyfarnham, Co Westmeath, where she completed her Green Cert. Being the only child, Mary was always helping out at home and travelling the country with her dad, which she claims developed her love and great interest in agriculture from a young age.