'On The Land' pay a visit to the Gillis family Farm in County Kildare.

A look at family life on a farm near Kill in County Kildare. Alan Gillis describes how he got into farming and gradually built up their stock of dairy cows in the production of milk. With the dairy herd now numbering forty, the plan is to increase the herd and the milk yield. 

All cows are named and numbered. 

This episode of 'On The Land' was broadcast on 19 July 1966.


‘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)