Video: Great footage of spring barley being harvested in Carlow

The majority of the harvest is complete across the country and Paul Brennan of Skyfly Photography took to the fields of Carlow to film spring barley being harvested.

The video features brothers Anthony and Peter Brennan and their father Pa, the Brennan’s of Crossneen agri-contractors, as they harvest the last of their spring barley for the 2015 season.

It’s filmed in Crossneen, Co. Carlow in a 12ac field and features two Deutz-Fahrs and a New Holland combine.

The grain is taken by a tractor and trailer before three Welger balers then roll into the field on John Deeres to bale.

Riverdance is the soundtrack to the video and the music was chosen by Anthony Brennan’s daughters Ella and Aine who are into Irish dancing, Paul Brennan said.

He’s called the video of the winter barley harvest ‘Barley Dance’.

Speaking to Agriland earlier this year, he said that machinery working on Irish farmland can be a nice thing to look at from the air.

“I try to capture that and I get out when the weather suits. I’m an amateur, I only started a couple of months ago,” he said.

Brennan has one drone which the camera is detachable from it and says that he is still learning about drones.

Weather outlook

Farmers would be advised to make the most of a relativity dry week forecast by Met Eireann, because the weekend is set to be very unsettled.

The weather over the past week was generally dry with just a few millimetres of rainfall recorded across most counties.

Wednesday will also be mainly dry with a mix of cloud and sunshine while Thursday will continue dry in most areas, it said.

The best of any sunshine on Friday will be in the east and with outbreaks of rain developing in the west, Met Eireann said.

The weather at the weekend will be unsettled with showers pressing in on Friday night, it said.

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