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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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5-year-old Hannah Smyth returns to school

Hannah Smyth, who underwent life-saving surgery following a tractor-quad collision, has returned to school.

The 5-year-old is celebrating another milestone, in the form of raising £66,266.82 for Helping Hand, a charity established to support sick children.


Her school, Dunseverick Primary School, posted an update on its Facebook page in recent days.

“Hannah has made a remarkable recovery.  For such a little girl, she never gave up the fight. Her determination and never give up attitude were clearly evident in her journey to recovery, defying all odds and expectations which the health professionals had.”

“Every week, Hannah made significant improvements and often talked about what she would be doing when she got back to school.”

“As your principal and as a school community, we are so proud of you Hannah. You continue to amaze us, facing each day with a such a positive attitude and always willing to embrace life at school to the fullest.”

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Hannah was injured in a quad bike accident that claimed the lives of her mother and younger sister.

They were killed instantly when their quad bike collided with a tractor. The incident occurred last May on the Whitepark Road in Ballycastle close to the entrance of the family farm.

Hannah survived and underwent surgery at Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after being airlifted.

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