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Gerard Sherlock: The patter of rain on the milking parlour roof was music to my ears

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3D discussion group members Dermot Sherry and Gerard Sherlock from Monaghan  Photo: Lorraine Teevan

3D discussion group members Dermot Sherry and Gerard Sherlock from Monaghan Photo: Lorraine Teevan

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3D discussion group members Dermot Sherry and Gerard Sherlock from Monaghan Photo: Lorraine Teevan

The rain beating down on the milking parlour roof last Monday evening as I milked was a welcome sound.

We had listened to weather warnings and waited in anticipation all weekend for the rain to arrive, but instead it just seemed to be getting hotter. Monday was the first rain of any significant amount in this region since St Patrick's Day.

Thankfully, the drought did not affect us too badly here.