Spring deluge sees over 2in of rain in 24 hours

A flooded farmyard on the banks of the Blackwater river in Co Waterford. \ Donal O' Leary

Chance encounter leads to partnership in Co Kerry

Luciano Olivera cleaning and liming the cubicles on the farm of PJ Walsh, Bushmount, Farranfore, Co Kerry. Luciano moved to Ireland from Brazil in 2018 and he started working with PJ in the spring of 2020 after a chance encounter between the two men while Luciano was working in a local in a local cafe and PJ gave him a lift home. \ Donal O' Leary

Grading potatoes before packaging in Co Louth

David Flynn of Ballymakenny Farm, Carstown, Co Louth, grading potatoes before packaging. COVID-19 has affected a lot of David’s suppliers having previously supplied many hotels and restaurants with their premium potatoes. Their onsite farm shop which is open daily has seen large numbers with support from their customers. \ Philip Doyle

My Farming Week: Shay Sheridan, Woodhouse, Dunleer, Co Louth

Sheep and beef farmer Shay Sheridan from Woodhouse, Co Louth, with wife Caitriona, and his four girls Amy Sheridan, Lucy Sheridan, Sally Sheridan and Kelly Sheridan. Also pictured are the girls cousins who they mind and help out on the farm, Eoghan McCabe, Paudi McCabe, Jamie Johnson and Ryan Johnson,\ Philip Doyle

Removing cleanings from a recently calved cow in Co Wicklow

Vet Shauna Daly of Murphy Sheerin Vetinary, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, visits the farm of Bernard Dunne in Ballylion Upper, Co Wicklow, to remove cleanings from a recently calved cow. \ Philip Doyle

A round-up of some of the rest of the pictures from around the country

6th year student John McHugh with his grandfather John and his father John McHugh from Blanemore, Foxford, Co Mayo, with his triplet calves who were born a week ago. \ Michael McLaughlin.

Tillage farmer Frank Healy inspects his winter barley crop at his farm in the Burren Lowlands, Ballyglass, Ardrahan, Co Galway. Field work will kick off around the country as soon as conditions allow. In general, crops have come through the winter in reasonable condition.\ David Ruffles

Philip Tierney ploughing at Slevoir, Terryglass, Co Tipperary. Philip is hoping to sow malting barley here by the middle of March depending on the weather. \ Odhran Ducie

Ben Callaghan from Churchill feeding his ewes at the side of Gartan Lake. \ Clive Wasson

Sheep grazing land in Ardrahan, Co Galway, where some land has flooded due to heavy rain. \ David Ruffles

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