Calling all farm women who want to go to South America

For any women in agriculture wishing to head to South America this autumn, a tour is being organised from October 9 to 22. This exciting trip to Argentina and Brazil follows the success of previous Irish Women in Agriculture tours to Australia and the USA.

Organisers Mary Carroll (author of Women Drive Tractors Too ) and Mary Flynn said: “This trip will be both educational and fun, and we encourage women to travel. As well as meeting with other Irish women in agriculture on the tour, we will meet Argentinean farm women and celebrate World Rural Women’s Day [October 15] with them, as well as visiting farms and other relevant organisations.”

Argentina has well established women in agriculture groups who are looking forward to hosting the Irish group. Argentina has many connections historically and agriculturally with Ireland, and many Irish farmers have bought land there. On this trip women will have an opportunity to see the region for themselves and visit some of the farms bought by Irish farmers.

There will also be tourist time built in, including a stopover for a few days in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the way back. The tour will arrive back in Dublin on Thursday October 22. The tour price, which includes flights, internal transfers, coaches and hotel accommodation, will be in the region of €3,500.

The Irish Women in Agriculture group have made several of these trips abroad over the past number of years and all women in agriculture are welcome to be part of what is a life changing experience.

Places are limited so interested women should contact the organisers immediately to register their interest, as places will be finalised by January 23. For further information contact Mary Flynn on 086 220 6007 or Mary Carroll on 086 829 2590.


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