Meet The Farmer
My name is Cathal,
I was born and raised in South West Donegal.
I have a degree in BSc Design Technology & Education and after college spent some time in Australia but soon realised my heart was at home in Donegal. On my arrival home I spent many years working in the food sector in Ireland. I found myself questioning how our food is produced; how our animals are treated and the consequences of farming practices on our land.
I always had an interest in farming but seen my father and many others in Ireland struggle to make a living from the land; yet at 29, working in my normal 9-5 job I found myself wondering…
Could I be a farmer in Donegal?
Could I build a farm from scratch on our harsh landscape?
Could I make it environmentally sustainable?
Could I produce quality local food?
Could I sell it to the local community?
Could I make a living?
Could I leave my job...
We will find out.
Follow me on social media as I embark upon a journey to find a new way to farm, raising happy animals on fresh pastures, producing high quality food and creating a livelihood for myself along the way. Hopefully you might even want to buy an egg or two.