Foxy farmers: Agricultural Adonises star in 10th edition of charity calendar
IT has featured topless farmers knitting in a field of sheep, and grimacing donkeys getting their teeth cleaned -the Irish Farmers Calendar is marking 10 years of the best photos through the years.
The eye-catching calendar features tongue-in-cheek photos of ordinary Irish farmers.
Creator Ciara Ryan said the calendar had been a hit with the public and farmers alike - and worked well as a chat-up line for the participating agricultural hunks when they're enjoying a night out.
Ciara said she decided to create the calendar series when she was made redundant during the recession.
The farmers calendar grew in such popularity that at one point it even outsold mega-popstars One Direction in their heyday. "I saw the popularity of the sexy fireman calendar and thought that the farmer really was the quintessential Irish man," she told the Irish Independent.
"It's difficult to get farmers, but when you get them, then they're the ones who are really up for anything.
"I direct the photographs and get that cheeky charm out of them," she added.