The majority of Ireland basked in summer sunshine over the weekend bringing great conditions for cutting silage.

Agri-contractors Brennans of Leighlin are making silage for the Nolans of Ballower in Co. Carlow.

The Brennans have filmed their Claas combine picking up the grass and putting it into their trailers, at one stage three tractors with trailers can be seen lining up to collect the grass.

The drone footage also captures the tractors bringing the silage to the silage pit with the loading shovel compacting the grass in the pit.

Covering the pit also features in the video, with no less than seven people on ready to roll the plastic down over the pit.

The music featured on the video is ‘Hit the Diff’ by Marty Mone, the song about farming from silage making to slurry.

Video credit: Paul Brennan (YouTube)

Weather outlook 

According to Met Eireann the good weather is to continue for the week.

Tuesday (June 16), will also be mainly dry, with some bright or sunny spells, especially in the east and southeast, but Atlantic coastal areas will remain dull and misty, with patches of drizzle and fog, it says.

It will be a warm and humid say with maximum temperatures 16 to 22 degrees Celsius, it says.

Met Eireann says overall, a lot of dry weather for the rest of the week, with many areas seeing little or no rainfall. However, it says there will be some small amounts of rain and drizzle, mainly in the west and north.

According to Met Eireann the outlook is uncertain for the weekend, but early indications suggest that there will still be a good deal of dry weather, although a few showers or spots of rain are possible and it may turn a little cooler and fresher over the weekend.

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