Joe Whelan tractor

Tractor sales on increase in Galway

THE combination of good weather, a couple of lively years for the dairy sector and a general return in spending confidence, have been put forward as the main reasons for ‘a very good Spring’...
Mattie Hallinan

Me and my tractor

HE admits to being ’70 plus’ but Kilcolgan dairy farmer and well known flood relief campaigner, Mattie Hallinan, didn’t think twice when it came to buying a new tractor this Spring. Mattie, who is still...
Maura Canning

Keep safety and security on summer priority list

FARMERS have again been advised to put in place ‘sensible security measures’ on access points to their yards and sheds to prevent opportunist thieves from striking. Tools like angle grinders and chainsaws continue to be...

RSS changes are a threat to future of entire scheme

ANY ‘tampering’ with the Rural Social SchemE (RSS) by the Government could have major implications for rural communities across the western seaboard, according to Fianna Fáil, Agriculture Spokesman, Éamon Ó Cuív. He said this week...
Mare (20) foaled a healthy set of twins without any assistance

Mare (20) foaled a healthy set of twins without any assistance

ONE of the wonderful if rare sights in the equine world – a healthy set of twins and foaled without assistance by a mare of 20 summers. Living twins are very much a rarity in...
Kings of the plough - James Burke

Kings of the plough

Over 60 competitors from all over the country took part in last Sunday’s Co. Galway Ploughing Championships at Daly’s farm in Aughrim last Sunday with an exceptionally high standard of competition. As well as the...


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