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How one man turned 14-acre farm into a multi-million-euro business

Former Clare hurler Padraig Giblin believes there are big opportunities for farmers willing to diversify their holdings

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Padraig Giblin is urging farmers to 'focus on other strengths of land in every region'

Padraig Giblin is urging farmers to 'focus on other strengths of land in every region'

Padraig Giblin is urging farmers to 'focus on other strengths of land in every region'

He turned a 14-acre farm on the rocky shores of Lough Derg into a multi-million-euro business. And the first thing to go were his eight "pet cattle".

Padraig Giblin, managing director of Sportsworld Netting in Scariff, Co Clare, is living proof that diversifying farms can halt rural decline.

All he needed was the right idea.