In April, sheep and suckler farmer Seán Rowlette featured in My Farming Week. Seán lost his wife Sally four years ago and his world was turned upside down. He has since taken up full-time farming, with help from his four children. This video captures both the enduring pain of their loss and their ability to build a new life together on the farm.
Who said making silage wasn’t a high-flying business? Philip Heary is one of the contractors who cut the fields between the runways at Dublin Airport, and he wouldn’t give up this job for anything in the world.
It had all started so well. This year’s Ploughing opened under a radiant sun but, by the second day, torrential rain transformed the event into a mud bath. This wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits, though.
In May, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Matthew Halpin spent 24 hours with vet Conor Geraghty in Mountbellew, Co Galway. They didn’t have much time to get bored.
Limerick farmer James Clarke was paralysed in tree-felling accident 25 years ago. Do you think that would have stopped him from farming? He made this video with us for our Farm Safety Week 2017 series.