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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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10 signs you might be a culchie

10 signs you might be a culchie

    1. You lift your index finger as you meet other drivers on the road – the culchie wave;
    2. You spend most of their time in wellies or dealer boots;
    3. You commonly use the words ‘well, ‘lad’, ‘eejit’ and ‘craic’;
    4. A cup of tea with a ham sandwich and a packet of Toyota (cheese and onion flavour) is your staple diet. You have a ‘full Irish’ at some stage during a standard week;
    5. Your ideal date night is one in a tractor cab or a trip to the mart and/or factory;
    6. You commonly listen to ag/machinery-themed hits – Hit the Diff, Cut the Grass, On the Market, The Auctioneer Song and the Silage and Maize Song!
    7. Furthermore, you never need to employ a handyman – baling twine or WD40 fix everything;
    8. You base directions around silos, silage pits, herds of cows, flocks of sheep and vehicles – jeeps and tractors;
    9. You wear a check shirt/blouse, jeans, a bodywarmer and chelsea (dealer) boots;
    10. You proudly don your county GAA jersey.

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    • Standing in the gap when moving livestock and not falling out with the in-laws;
    • Going on a ‘break’ over the harvest/silage period is essential;
    • Date night consists of viewing Rare Breed, Farm FLiX, the weather forecast or CCTV footage of the maternity ward;
    • Meals in the local livestock market or the cab of the tractor;
    • A unique smelling ‘perfume’;
    • They are never on time – especially when it’s lambing/calving time or the slurry ban is lifted;
    • Understand all the farmer lingo and acronyms;
    • Under every field ‘name’ and back road – “The top field down the side road at Jimmy’s”
    • Learn the codes: “The one with the….” Or “the biggest one…”
    • Being telepathic is handy;
    • Become an expert in keeping farm records.
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