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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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Intruders injure Kildare farmer during burglary

A Co Kildare farmer sustained non-life-threatening injuries when he confronted three intruders on his property last week.

The incident occurred at a farm near Athy in the county on Friday, December 3rd, 2021.

Burglary on Kildare farm

Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:

“Gardaí at Athy are investigating a burglary at a farm at Ballytore Hill near Athy that occurred in the early hours of Friday, December 3rd, 2021.”

“The alarm was raised when a group of three intruders were observed in sheds at the rear of the property.”

“The property owner was injured as he confronted one of the intruders. (His injuries are not life-threatening).”

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Gardaí understand that they left the scene in a car.

At the time of writing, Gardaí confirmed that they have not made any arrests. However, they said their investigations into the burglary on the Kildare farm are “ongoing”.

Suspected arson attack on Offaly farm

Meanwhile, Gardaí are investigating a suspected arson attack on an Offaly farm.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, November 27th, 2021.

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of a fire that broke out on a farm in the Clonbullogue area of Co Offaly in the early hours of Saturday, November 27th, 2021.”

The fire extensively damaged two farm buildings. Gardaí did not receive any reports of injuries.

Gardaí conducted a technical and forensic examination at the scene.

Man dies in Mayo farm accident

In other news, a man (70s) has died after being attacked by a freshly calved cow in Mayo.

The farmyard accident occurred on Saturday evening (December 4th).

“Gardaí attended the scene of an incident on a farm in Belmullet, Co. Mayo.

Emergency services took the male to University Hospital Galway, where he later passed away.

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