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Irish Inspiration

John Connell talks about his powerful memoir of life on an Irish farm

John Connell talks to Ruth Sanderson about his powerful memoir of life on an Irish farm. Trained as a journalist in Australia, John describes how mental ill health drove him back to the home farm in the midlands of County Longford. Ruth joins him feeding his cattle, and discusses his difficult relationship with his father and how farming helped to make him well again.

Producer: Beatrice Fenton

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22 minutes

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Sun 25 Aug 2019 06:35