Farm Ireland

Wednesday 18 July 2018

The Irish Farmer Calendar is back - and it doesn't disappoint

January -Seamus Carroll
January -Seamus Carroll
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

Some of Ireland's most eligible farming talent have stripped off for a calendar that has been nicknamed "agri porn."

Swapping gruelling farm work for a photoshoot, the men have done their best to give supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid a run for their money.

These snaps are from the latest Irish Farmer Calendar, which is now in its 9th year.

The product has gone down a storm with the public, topping the Irish calendar charts in 2015 and 2016, beating offerings from A-listers including One Direction and Taylor Swift.

It has even been snapped up by people as far away as the US, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa.

The farmers featured this year come from Cork, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary, Roscommon, Derry and Dublin.

January -Seamus Carroll
January -Seamus Carroll
February - James Grannell
March - Michael Cronin
April - Mark Revels and Carlos Fern
May - Ger Barker
June - Seamus Carroll
July - Carlos Fern
August -David Alcorn
November - Michael Cronin

Eager to show off their farmers' tans, they pose with animals including goats, hens, sheep and pigs and the snaps were taken on a farm at Croan Cottages in Co Kilkenny.

Proceeds raised by the calendar will go towards Bothar, which supports families and communities to overcome hunger and poverty around the world.

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Organiser Ciara Ryan and photographers Jan Golden and Ian Shipley said they have been blown away by the response to the calendar.

Ian added: "All the lads were brilliant and managed to keep smiling despite being a bit cold minus their shirts”.

The calendar is on sale now online here for €10.99, it will also be available in Calendar Club stores in Ireland and the UK later this month.

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