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Heather Steele

Heather Steele, originally from Inishowen in Donegal, studied a BSc in Genetics at University College Cork before going on to gain a master’s degree in Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART) from the University of Nottingham. Whilst completing…
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Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy grew up in Bishopstown in the suburbs of Cork City and has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from UCC. Managing Director of Central Floral Supplies for the past 12 years, Brian’s background is mainly in Floriculture and…

Ray O’Foghlu

Ray O’Foghlu grew up in Currabinny, County Cork and although not farming himself he comes from a well known farming family in north Tipperary. He now lives in Ballyvaskin, West Clare with his partner Katie and their first child on the way. Originally…
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Alex Eivers

Alex Eivers from Trim, County Meath, grew up on a poultry and tillage farm. Alex’s parents, Bernard & Mary, pioneered commercial Free Range Egg production in Ireland in the 1980’s. He obtained a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Food…
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Brendan Crosse

Brendan Crosse is a UCD Science graduate and has completed a European Erasmus MSc in Food Innovation and Product Design, where he studied in Paris and in Lund University, Sweden. In 2016, Brendan and his brother, Michael, saw an opportunity…

Kate Dempsey

Kate originally studied law, but her family’s fishing history led her to develop a strong interest in aquaculture. Her research found that the majority of naturally occurring mussel beds have been fished out and destroyed, resulting in the…

Gareth Lamberton

I have grown up on our family-run dairy, beef and sheep farm along the shores of Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal. I am now married to Eleanor and living in a village nearby the home farm.  I work full time as a dairy farmer, alongside my father,…

Linda O’Neill

I grew up in Castletownbere in West Cork on a small dairy farm, and now based in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Following my Leaving Cert I went to Clonakilty Agricultural College to complete my Green Cert, I completed four years in college receiving…

Bruce Thompson

Bruce grew up on a mixed sheep, dairy and beef farm in Co. Laois. Now married to Laura they live on the side of the Slieve Blooms with their two young children Cooper and Keelin. After qualifying with a Diploma in Automobile Engineering in…

Robbie Byrne

Robbie is married to Annmarie and they have 4 young children, James, Áine, Conor & Harry. Sheep, Tillage & Cover Crops are the main enterprises on the family farm in Irishtown. After qualifying with a M.Agr.Sc in Soil & Crop…