Monday 26 September 2016

WATCH: 'It was borned and also got attacked' - Dublin school kids react to Irish farming

Published 04/04/2016 | 12:23

Irish school children on Big Week on the Farm, RTE One, 7pm Monday to Friday
Irish school children on Big Week on the Farm, RTE One, 7pm Monday to Friday

Big Week on the Farm kicks off tonight and RTE has released a clip of some of Dublin's school children reacting to farming life.

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The boys and girls of St Laurence O'Toole's school in Dublin were asked about their favourite farm animals and watched piglets suckling and a lamb being born.

Their reactions are pure gold as one suggests elephants feature on Irish farms while another suspects a lamb has been born, but also attacked (due to the blood).

Big Week on the Farm broadcasts live all this week on RTE One at 7pm from a farm in Castelpollard, Co Westmeath.

The series aims to bring viewers to the heart of the action as spring comes to life in rural Ireland.

There will be a celebrity milking competition, sheep shearing, remote controlled tractors and an insight into the secret world of goats.

On tonight's show, presenters Áine Lawlor and Ella McSweeney are joined by guest co-presenter Mairead Farrell as they introduce viewers to the host farm - John Fagan's lot on the shores of Lough Derravaragh in Co Westmeath.

The episode will bring all the action from a pig farm in Kerry, a fish farm in Donegal and weather woman Evelyn Cusack will relate a "hair-raising tale about cows", according to RTE.

Farmer John, who delivered a lamb live on the Late Late Show on Friday night, will be busy delivering 120 lambs over the course of the week.

Big Week on the Farm, RTE One, 7pm Monday to Friday.

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