Saol na Feirme is a brand new six-part RTÉ series taking us into the lives of eleven very different Irish farming families across four seasons. Viewers get to know the men and women who are growing and producing the food we all eat and providing income and employment in our rural communities.

The series charts their lives from spring through to winter, how they cope with everything that nature has to throw at them and how more than ever they are affected by environmental responsibilities. Our local farming industry is also a global concern, impacted by price fluctuations across the world, natural disasters thousands of miles away and even war in Ukraine.

Anocht, Dé Luain ar a 8, beidh an clár ag díríú ar Niamh ag tógáil caorach agus capaillíní Chonamara i gContae Mhaigh Eo, agus casaimid ar fheirmeoir óg, Briain ar bhruach Loch nEathach. Cuirimid aithne ar Bhláthnaid atá paiseanta faoi chaora na Gaillimhe.

In Mayo, Niamh is raising sheep and Connemara ponies. We meet young farmer Briain on the scenic shore of Lough Neagh, while Bláthnaid is passionate about the Galway sheep.

Saol na Feirme cameras have been out in all weathers capturing the stories of the people who live and work the land, giving an insight into modern Irish rural life in counties Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Meath, Waterford and Kerry. Farms featured include arable, hill and lowland sheep flocks, dairy, beef and vegetable enterprises. Some farmers are high-tech and cutting edge while others are keen to preserve traditional methods.

This series is filmed in some of Ireland's most stunning locations. There is the contrast of the beauty of the land with the practicalities of making a living in these places. As many a farmer on the west coast says, "You can’t eat the view". But would they or could they ever leave it?

Saol na Feirme, Mondays, 8pm on RTÉ ONE or anytime on the RTÉ Player.