Katherine's Country: ‘farmers will endure – and the sun will shine again’
Katherine O'Leary
Despite the incessant rain over the last couple of months, we need to hold onto hope and know that this tough time will pass, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Katherine O'Leary: it’s been a difficult calving season
While most cows calve without issue, things don’t always go to plan, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Katherine's Country: 'will it ever stop raining?'
The washload for seven people is challenging when you can’t get a line of washing dry, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Katherine in the Country: a scour outbreak piles on the pressure
Everything was going according to plan with calving, until it wasn’t.
20 March 2024 Craft
Katherine in the Country: 'time to nuture creativity'
A costume was needed for World Book Day, so it was time for granny and grandson to get creative, writes Katherine O’Leary.
13 March 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine in the Country: ‘making positive changes'
In celebrating International Women’s Day, aim to do something positive for women by making things easier on the farm.
6 March 2024 Katherine O'Leary
One hundred cows calved and it is still only February
Compact calving is intense but the period is short lived. It is important to treat the people we work with with dignity and respect and that includes family members.
28 February 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O'Leary: ‘I hope that my experience has given hope to people'
Brenda O’ Donohue from RTÉ’s Countrywide dropped by and we chatted about everything from diagnosis, treatment and surgery to getting back in the calf shed, writes Katherine O’Leary.
21 February 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O'Leary: ‘the sound of spring’
In 40 years, the calf rearing facilities have gone from two-star to five-star accommodation, writes Katherine O’Leary.
14 February 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O'Leary: 'I can continue getting well'
Let the people who love us help – especially when we need it most, writes Katherine O’Leary.
7 February 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O'Leary: ‘my first time appearing in public with my new hairstyle'
The IFA Carrigaline dinner dance proved a tonic for Katherine O’Leary who was sporting a new hairstyle and received a warm welcome from friends.
31 January 2024 Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O'Leary: getting through the to-do list in preparation for calving
As the birth of the new season’s calves nears, the to-do list on the O’Leary farm will shorten over the coming week, writes Kathryn O’Leary.
24 January 2024 Katherine O'Leary