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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Assistant sought for 245-hectare UCD Lyons Farm

UCD Lyons Farm is inviting applications for a senior agricultural assistant for the 245-hectare mixed enterprise, which provides support for the agricultural science and veterinary medicine teaching and research programmes in UCD.

The appointee will report to the farm manager or nominee, and day-to-day duties will include:
  • General farm maintenance;
  • Care/feeding of livestock across a range of enterprises (cattle, horses, goats, pigs), including rostered weekend milking;
  • Assistance with research/teaching activities;
  • Helping with tillage operations;
  • Some machinery operation.

The appointee will work closely with a team of skilled people and independently as needed.

Educational requirements – UCD Lyons Farm agricultural assistant 

The successful applicant will have a nationally recognised agricultural qualification, at least to the level of diploma in agriculture or equivalent.

According to the job posting, the applicant will have previous experience in a practical farming situation and have a strong work ethic.

The successful applicant will assist in the operation of the teaching/research farm to the level appropriate for the requirements of the university.

Weekend and out-of-hours work is a requirement. The job listing states that essential overtime will attract additional payment to the salary scale listed below.


Successful applicants will be placed on a panel to fill any temporary senior agricultural assistant roles arising in the 12 months following interview.

Salary: €560.54 – €609.08 weekly. Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on April 8th, 2021

How to apply

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified.

Any applications, which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website, click here.

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