Two Laois men have been the focus of TV cameras over the past year as they have been a a part of the TV3 show ‘Rare Breed’.
Brendan Greene, one of the best young plough men in the country and as well as a tillage and beef farmer in Ratheniska, has already appeared on our screens over the last week in the first episode of the 12 part series.
The series follows the lives of a group farmers located all around the country and Laois has two men featuring this year. So far the show has only featured Brendan, who was preparing for the Laois Ploughing Championships in Ballacolla.
Brendan Greene qualified as an electrical engineer, but took the leap of faith to become a full-time farmer, and not only is a farmer but he is an integral part of the Greene contracting operation. The show will follow his farming year, including his participation in the Ploughing Championships.
The second Laois man to appear on the show will be David Walsh-Kemmis, who set up the craft beer company, Ballykilcavan Brewing.
David is a tillage farmer, who took the step of setting up his own brewery and in the last couple of years began to sell his craft beer. His farm is nearly 400 years old and is situated just outside Stradbally on the Athy road.
The show will follow David’s year, which is focused around the growing, harvesting and production of the craft beer. His first appearance will be in the third episode on the Tuesday, 23rd January.
The show is on every Tuesday night at 7.30pm on TV3.
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