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APRIL 2019
Rural Life
From The Air -
Ireland's Wild
Atlantic Way
Raymond Fogarty
Raymond Fogarty's
spectacular drone
brings a new and
thrilling aerial
perspective to one
of the world's longest coastal touring
routes - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.
Raymond is a professional drone
pilot, videographer and photographer
based in the south of Ireland. His
love of technology and the natural
world combines to produce a unique
and varied body of work that is used
to promote Ireland's natural and
man-made beauty. His mission is to
inspire future travellers to witness
the awe and splendour of Ireland.
Discover the rich history that lies
along our coastline ­ from the
defiant 16th century Dunguaire
Castle on the south-eastern shore
of Galway Bay to the ancient fort
of Dún Eoghanachta on Inis Mór
and the 2,000-year-old ringfort,
Grianán of Aileach, in Donegal.
Where is Dunguaire Castle?
The Fire Starters
Jan Carson
Dr Jonathan
Murray fears his
newborn daughter
is not as harmless
as she seems.
Sammy Agnew
is wrestling
with his dark
past, and fears the violence in
his blood lurks in his son, too.
Belfast city is in flames and the
authorities are losing control. As
matters fall into frenzy, and as the
lines between fantasy and truth, right
and wrong, begin to blur, who will
these two fathers choose to protect?
Dark, propulsive and thrillingly
original, this tale of fierce
familial love and sacrifice fizzes
with magic and wonder.
What city in Northern Ireland is this
story based in?
All Better!
Ann Cullen,
going to
the doctor ­ taking their medicine,
having their temperature
taken, maybe having to go for
surgery. None of it's any fun.
This collection of beautifully
illustrated rhymes helps to make
being sick a little less scary,
with poems about things like
broken bones, the chickenpox
and having an injection, and
with characters that will make
young readers laugh and smile.
Children can sing along to
Owen's Broken Bone Blues, meet
Ultan Ulrich Ultrasound (he can
look right into your insides with
his magical powers!) and Eliza
Analyser, who looks at all your
cells under the microscope.
Originally written in Latvian by
Inese Zandere, translated and
retold for Irish readers by award-
winning Irish poet Catherine Ann
Cullen. Illustrations throughout
by Reinis Ptersons.
Which character in the book uses a
microscope to look at your cells?
Last month's book winners: Rebecca Fleming, Bandon, Co. Cork; Joan Codd, Wexford; Una O'Reilly, Rathmore, Co. Kerry; Fionnuala P Kiernan, Ballybay,
Co. Monaghan; Mary Walsh, Tullow, Carlow; Karen O'Dowd, Bishopstown, Cork; Liam Byerley, Bandon, Cork; Seamus Sinnott, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow;
James O'Riordan, Knockmore, Co. Mayo; H Edghill, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow; Rosarie Beechinor Barry, Bantry, Co. Cork; Helen Mackey, Li ord, Donegal.
Prizes Galore
IFM has three excellent page-turners up for grabs this month:
In the Court's Hands by Fiona Gartland; From The Air - Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
by Raymond Fogarty, The Fire Starters by Jan Carson and All Better! by Inese Zandere,
Catherine Ann Cullen, Reinis Petersons To be in with a chance to win, answer the
questions below and send them to: Competitions, Irish Farmers Monthly, Units 2-4
Castlecourt, Monsktown Farm, Glenageary, Co Dublin. Answers must arrive by April 29.
Don't forget to follow the Irish Farmers Monthly
Twitter feed @farmersmonthly
Who's saying what on Twitter?
A snapshot of our favourite tweets
over the past few weeks
Siobhán Mehigan
Spent this week
introducing my lovely
boy Pádraig to my best
bits of Glandore!
Accidents with livestock
account for 42% of all
injuries on farms and cows
can become aggressive
before and after calving so
try to keep vigilant. http://
Glanbia Agribusiness
Bazooka Hybrid Barley
heading for GS 31 after
receiving it's main Nitrogen
split last week. Growth
Reg. & T1 fungicide to be
applied ASAP. #Spring2019
`Agritech innovator
KEENAN establishes
new dealer partnership
in Ontario' - http://bit.
ly/2JIBbsv via @Entirl.
The partnership will
producers get the highest
level of access to support,
service, and the dedicated
expertise of KEENAN.
Brendan Neary
Good bit of this work done
this spring, joint venture
with a neighbor on a
silage block, solar pump
is a brilliant job, will make
grazing at both ends of
year much easier! #Beef
APRIL 2019