Would you believe that the Irish farmer was not seen as a good catch in the 1950s? There were many bachelor farmers eking out an existence on a farm and of increasing concern to society. De Valera even tried to persuade the government to finance the building of a dower house on every farm so the older couple could move to that and the son could marry and live in the farmhouse.
It was our 21st wedding anniversary recently. I’m almost getting embarrassed that we’ve been married for so long, it makes me feel very old even though I was almost a child bride!!
We’ve been farming now for 11 years, for the ten years before that – Brian [...]