49-year-old Love in the Country star, Edwina Walsh, resides in Westport, Co Mayo, the ‘adventure capital of Ireland’, where she owns a bustling café, the town’s “hangout area”.
She is one of six singletons hoping to find romance through the RTÉ 1 show, which is based on the Fremantle Media reality show, Farmer Wants a Wife.
An avid swimmer and hiker, she desires to match with an “outdoorsy adventurous soulmate”.
She explains: “You have great freedom with hills and beaches, so if you are into outdoor life, it [rural living] is amazing. Of course, with the dogs, it is a perfect lifestyle.”
“A lot of people come into the café, but I work there, so you would not look at a potential suitor coming in; you just serve them.”
In more recent times, she invested in a camper van, which has taken her “the length and breadth of Ireland”.
“I can climb a mountain with no bother and am not depressed doing it, but I would like to do it with someone, or go to the movies or travel and go: this weekend’s, let’s go to Paris.”
“I would like to share my life with someone. I have great energy, and I always want to do stuff.”
“It is just to be able to share that with someone and have a good laugh,” she adds.
She explains that her 18-year-old daughter has flown the nest, so ideally, she would have a preference for an other half with older children “so we would have the freedom to be able to go [places]”.
“I do not have a type. You could have the whole cliché thing of tall, dark and handsome. But just as long as they are laid back and into the outdoors. I do like height because I am so small.”
“It is not as if I need someone to fill a void or help me pay bills; I do not. But at this stage, I just need companionship.”
“I feel like I have a lot of love to give. So, I am at that stage now where I would spoil them rotten. I am generous and kind and would like to think I am thoughtful,” she concludes.
The other singletons include:
- Robert Murphy (32), a pharmacist and part-time farmer from West Cork;
- Alanagh Loftus (20), a veterinary nursing student & sheep farmer;
- George Quirke (36), a land custodian from Carlow;
- Fiona Moore (32), a restaurant and pub owner in Donegal;
- Jano Evans (22) is a coffee shop owner and part-time farmer.
The spokesperson for the production company 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.