06 Jul 2022

Loss of father inspired farm memorial in Ballyfin

Loss of father inspired farm memorial in Ballyfin

An environmental memorial to Laois farmer George Kerr features in the latest edition of RTÉ's popular farming show Ear to the Ground.

When David Kerr’s father, George, passed away in January 2021, like so many other grieving families at the height of the first lockdown, funerals and saying good-bye to loved ones, became very difficult.

It was in his father’s memory that with the help of friends and neighbours, that David, who describes himself as a farmer and mental health advocate, decided to turn a corner of a field into a wildlife habitat.

Presenter Darragh Mc Cullough travelled to Ballyfin went to see what David was doing, and to learn more about what started out life as a small pond, ended up as a lake.

"I'm not sure what he'd say but he'd certainly smile," David told Darragh on the programme. 

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