A farmer from Co Tipperary has repurposed his clippers to give himself a home haircut as part of a charity fundraising effort.

For his birthday, dairy farmer John Egan decided that he would raise funds for Pieta House, a charity whose mission means a lot to him.

“I hadn’t had a haircut since December and I generally let the beard grow during the calving season as well,” John told the Irish Farmers Journal.

From his parlour and with barbers still closed, John decided to test his hair-cutting and beard-trimming skills using a hand shearers and a cow clippers.

“As you can see I’m in bad need of a haircut here and can’t go anywhere to get it done,” he says in the video.


In less than 24 hours his DIY efforts have managed to raise almost €5,000 for Pieta House.

John said he is extremely grateful for the generosity shown to date: “I’ve been blown away by it to be honest. I said if I gathered up 500 or 600 pound it would hopefully help someone. To be close to €5,000 is unbelievable.’’

For those interested, the link to the video, and to donate, is here.