See how one young Irish priest is keeping in touch with his flock
A young priest from Mullingar parish has been out meeting local farmers recently, on a pretty unique mission
Fr Robert McGivney was visiting a farming family in his parish recently when they decided to bless the new born lambs on the farm.
The priest has a farming background himself and says that farming is a very important sector in his parish.
“The people I deal with on a daily basis are taking about calving and lambing. It’s coming up to a busy time of the year for farmers and it’s important to be out with them.
"I became friendly with the Fagan family following a family bereavement and I’ve been out to visit a number of times. They're lovely people.
"On my most recent visit we decided a blessing ceremony for the lambs and the farm would be a nice."
"It’s a busy time of the year for farmers and it’s important the church recognises the vital work that farmers do. We need to be present in the community.