As the daffodils are now in bloom, 'On the Land' takes a look at commercial daffodil growing in Kilcrohane, County Cork in 1965.
As the daffodils are now in bloom, we take a look back 50 years when the programme 'On the Land' took a look at commercial daffodil growing in Kilcrohane, county Cork.
Kilcrohane will be the garden of Ireland
This excerpt from the programme shows the daffodils being picked, transported, sorted, sized, bunched and boxed to be sold to shops and florists.
Reporter Ted Nealon speaks to one daffodil farmer about the advantages of daffodil growing over farming cattle and his hopes that "Kilcrohane will be the garden of Ireland and not Wicklow".
This episode of 'On the Land' was broadcast on 21 March 1965.
'On the Land' was a weekly programme for farmers broadcast from 1962 to 1971. Jack White, Head of Public Affairs, Telifís Éireann, wrote "Good cover of farming is a basic duty for a television network that serves an agricultural country. Telifís Éireann is anxious to do its bit to make for a better life on the land." (RTV Guide, 9 February 1966. Vol.1, No.11, p.6)