Pictured at the Mountbellew Mart Show and Sale this week were: Pat Geraghty (judge); Marian Higgins,Mountbellew Mart; Roy O'Brien, IFA; John Dillon (judge) and Tony Connor.

Arrabawn in the money as profits climb

WITH the quota days due to come to an end in just over six weeks time, the Arrabawn Co-op, have announced a 60% increase in operating profits for 2014. The co-op – the fusion of...
Eamon Nee: Expensive big bales are not the answer.

Big bales ‘little help’ to farmers back West

BIG bale ‘imports’ into Connemara are just not working as the start to the grazing now looks set to go back to mid-May, a local farm leader claimed this week. Galway IFA Hill Farming Chairman,...
Minister Michael Creed: GLAS money on the way.

Badgers to get ‘the prod’

A BADGER TB vaccination programme that will start this month at selected locations across the country has been welcomed by Galway IFA – but only as part of an overall strategy aimed at curtailing...
Eamon Ó Cuív: Mindset change needed.

Small farmers still waiting for GLAS cheques

Almost 1,400 farmers across Galway and Mayo are still waiting for their GLAS funding to arrive – nearly three months after payments were due. That’s according to local Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív who claimed that...
Michael Fitzmaurice: Age profile is worrying.

New initiative on farm safety

RENEWED appeals have been made this week for farmers to be extra vigilant during the peak summer work period and especially in relation to children who are off for the school holidays. Roscommon-Galway TD, Michael...
The great outdoors: Grace Roche models a selection of her gear for women at work on the farm who want to be practical and stylish, all in the one go. Dungarees, rain jackets, gilets, trousers, wellies and boots are all featured. PHOTOs: HANY MARZOUK.

Putting the ‘girly look’ back into fashion gear for the outdoor woman

PUTTING the ‘girly look’ back into female outdoor and work clothing was the motivation for a Galway woman to launch a new range of ‘practical fashionwear’ for those who love the great outdoors. Grace Roche...


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