Mona is a full-time farmer in Galway, working alongside her husband Shay and her brother Mark. She has one daughter, 10-year-old Ella. Coming from a suckler farm, Mona always had a love and affiliation for animals. After completing a business management degree in Galway, Mona met Shay.

“It seemed like the most natural thing to do, to farm alongside him. We got married five years ago and began to set up the farm. Shay’s parents, Sean and Marie, retired and he inherited the farm from them. We also leased a neighbouring farm in Claregalway.”