Student Focus: Julie Corrigan

Carlow's Julie (28) - a qualified vet nurse - is studying Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University

WATCH: Women in Ag - Catriona Robinson

Catriona Robinson owns and manages two crèches

Women in Ag: Clodagh Hughes

Life after an accident - Clodagh was unable to resume her career as a chef so she became a sheep farmer!

Women in Ag: Sarah O’Meara

‘I still see a future for the beef industry’ – Sarah (23) – a suckler farmer - works for ABP Group

Women in Ag: Samantha McCarroll

"I am the main decision-maker on the farm," - Samantha swapped teaching for dairy farming.

Women in Ag: Amanda O'Donnell

‘I don't think that my interest in farming will ever leave me’ - Amanda - an Early Childhood Care and Education graduate

Student Focus: Rachel Connolly

“I like how fast-paced farming can be at times” - Rachel Connolly (20) studies ag science and farms a flock of sheep

Women in Ag: Alison Beattie

"I cut out the middle man and here we are eight years later," – Alison of Farm Wardrobe

Women in Ag: Sheila Walsh

“When I was younger, I wanted to join the army or be a Garda,” – Sheila farms in partnership with her parents

Women in Ag: Emma Wharton

“When I tell people I’m a sheep farmer, they sometimes have to do a double take,” – Emma Wharton (29)

Feature: Nicola Baldrick

Nicola Baldrick (35) is a farmer’s wife, a mother-of-six, a freelance hairdresser and blogger.

Student Focus: Sarah Woodmartin

“I feel extremely lucky to have been brought up on a farm,” - Sarah Woodmartin (22) studies Animal Science at UCD

Women in Ag: Maighréad Barron

"I wouldn't be able to be inside at a desk all day every day" - Maighréad Barron (25) is leasing a 100-acre dairy farm

Women in Ag: Olivia Carroll

24-year-old Olivia Carroll - a mother-of-one - farms in her own right and works at Gurteen Agricultural College