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Meet the man putting the potatoes into Tayto

Ivan Curran talks about his farm's links with the crisp giant over five decades

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Growing and storing: Ivan Curran at Broadleas Farm, Stamullen, Co Meath, and below, with wife Frances. Photo by Mark Condren

Growing and storing: Ivan Curran at Broadleas Farm, Stamullen, Co Meath, and below, with wife Frances. Photo by Mark Condren

Growing and storing: Ivan Curran at Broadleas Farm, Stamullen, Co Meath, and below, with wife Frances. Photo by Mark Condren

The next time you are munching on a much-loved packet of Tayto crisps, spare a thought for the farmers who make the experience all possible.

One such grower is Ivan Curran, who runs a 700-acre potato operation with his wife Frances at Broadleas Farm, Stamullen, Co Meath. Ivan and his eight full-time staff begin planting each year on St Patrick's Day and usually finish at the start of May.

He says the weather made this year's planting more difficult and that it turned into a "long campaign".


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