“My main purpose internally is to cultivate love, joy and compassion within myself, and it is important for me to share that,” says George Quirke ahead of his appearance on RTÉ’s newest dating show Love in the Country.
The 36-year-old Carlow man describes himself as a 10-acre land custodian, who desires to “provide a space where people can just come and be in raw nature”.
He says: “I am trying to create beauty. The beauty is already here, but I am just trying to be a guardian for that beauty to grow and flourish more and more.”
“I have planted about 1,000 trees here and am the luckiest person in the world because it is amazingly beautiful.”
“I welcome people to come and gather here; we have gatherings where we share skills and music with each other, but also to have a space in the winter time where we can gather and support each other as people come together as a community.”
Love in the Country
He explains that through the dating show, he is hoping to find someone to share this space with.
Quirke reveals that “a human version of Daisy, my 5-year-old pitbull, would be ideal”.
She is “easy going, chilled out, good craic, a little bit nervous and brave with a big, big, big heart”.
“I would enjoy sharing all that I am doing here with someone. It would be amazing to meet someone who has the same values, vision and outer purpose as me to maximise life to have the most amount of love, craic and joy that we can together,” he concludes.
The five other singletons include:
- Robert Murphy (32), a pharmacist and part-time farmer from West Cork;
- Alanagh Loftus (20), a veterinary nursing student & sheep farmer;
- Fiona Moore (32), a restaurant and pub owner in Donegal;
- Jano Evans (22) is a coffee shop owner and part-time farmer;
- Edwina Walshe (49) is a café owner from Mayo.
A spokesperson told That’s Farming: “The producers of the show are now on the search for their perfect match.”
“Therefore, if you have you always dreamed of leaving the big smoke for a life in the country, check out the dating profiles of our lovely gang of singles looking for love,” the spokesperson concluded.
If you are interested in dating one of them, please fill in the contact form or email – [email protected] – and one of the team will be in touch.
Filming is due to take place in early January.