James, Frank, Darren and Seamus Coen with their Scorpion 500 land drainage machine. PHOTOS: HANY MARZOUK.

New drainage machine digs and fills – all in the one operation

IT’S the cheaper way of doing drainage without the need for pipes . . . and the one pass land drain machine is the invention of the Coen brothers from Mullagh – James and...
Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, Michael Flynn.

‘Robust system’ spotted rare BSE

THE recent case of what is known as ‘atypical BSE’ or mad cow disease in an 18-year-old Galway cow, shows the robustness and thoroughness of the Irish animal health testing regime, according to local...
Tuam farmer Tommy McDonagh at the stream running through his land at Kilcloghans which is polluted. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

Cattle removed from lands as sewage gets into stream

FARMERS in North Galway have been forced to remove cattle from their lands as a stream running through their property has become polluted with raw sewage. The stream, which is a tributary of the River...
Gráinne, Róisín, Cairbre and Caoimhe Gannon enjoying the Monivea Fair last Sunday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

LEADER: millions are left unspent

THE LEADER programme – designed to stimulate economic activity in rural areas – is failing to get off the ground in any meaningful way, according to Fianna Fáil Rural Affairs Spokesperson, Éamon Ó Cuív. LEADER...
Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, with Spike the dog, and Vet Joe O'Donnell and Helen Cooke, during a visit to Glenina Veterinary Clinic at Glenina on Friday. Minister Coveney announced a national scheme for the microchipping of all dogs, starting this September. Photo: Stan Shields.

Don’t buy in bad Friesian bull calves

GALWAY farmers have been advised against buying in cheap Holstein Friesian bull calves that could ‘clog up’ the beef market again in two years time. Michael Flynn, Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, told the Farming Tribune...
Joe Kelly, Monivea, pictured here competing in the European Ploughing Championships in Belgium, a few years back. His farm in Monivea, is set to host the county championships on Sunday next, March 12 starting at 12 noon.

County finals set to go-ahead in Monivea on Sunday

WEATHER permitting, the Galway Ploughing Championships are set to go ahead on Sunday in Monivea on the farm of well known vintage ploughman, Joe Kelly. While the recent wet spell of weather has made land...


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