Wednesday 21 February 2018

Popular 'Irish Farmer Calendar' is back, after landing book deal in US

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Promising 100 percent Irish Beef, the tongue-in-cheek Irish Farmer Calendar is back for another year.

Move over Calendar Girls, the boys are back in town for a seventh year.

Once again, farmers from around the country have manned up, taken off their tops and posed for the popular Irish Farmer Calendar in aid of charity Bóthar.

The latest release, dubbed 'agri porn' by RTÉ's Ryan Tubridy, will feature men from Kilkenny, Dublin, Kerry, Mayo and Derry keen to show off their livestock and farmer's tans.

Shot on location in Nore Valley Park in Co Kilkenny, we can expect guest appearances from a lamb, a deer, a piglet, a donkey, an old goat and a real life female scarecrow.

The calendar has proved a success all over the world, with fans in Australia, UK, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Canada and South Africa.

Ciara Ryan, the brains behind the venture, also revealed that the calendar is set to grace coffee tables in the US as a top publisher has committed to a book deal.

St Martin's Press, one of the biggest literary conglomerates stateside, is to collate the best pictures from the last seven years into a coffee table book which it will launch on St Patrick's Day 2017.

If you can't wait that long, the 2016 calendar is on sale now from for €10.

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