An unlucky-in-love Irish farmer has recruited the help of his local pub to help him advertise himself to potential partners in a bid to find a wife.
The farmer and his friend Paddy Swan, who runs Co Meath’s popular Swans of Curragha pub, decided to shun modern online dating apps and websites.
Instead, they put up his lonely-hearts ad on a sandwich board outside the pub.
The farmer isn’t too fussy in some aspects of what he’s looking for in his ideal woman, but extremely specific in others.
For example, he says that he is looking for a woman aged between 20 and 60-ish, but also says she ‘must be able to muck out and handle a bull, drive a tractor fla-hout’.
What he can offer a lady could also be seen as a mixed bag. He still lives at home with his mam but he does have 40 milking cows and ‘road frontage’.
If nothing else, the farmer is showing he has a good sense of humour, and his sign is also aimed at helping his pub landlord pal to get people chatting again, after years of covid misery.
Swan said: “Maybe it’s the live music or the old time waltzing out the back, but we are one of probably the few places left where you don’t have to go on the likes of Tinder for a date.
“There are plenty of single, eligible farmers around here who are back in action again and only ready and willing to polish their chat up lines.
“We have had great reaction in a few hours from a lot of young women – so who knows, we may even put a matchmaker in place by Valentine’s Day.”
The farmers dating ad sign reads: “Lonely hearts farmer. I have road frontage, 40 milking cows, living with mammy. Seeks wife 20-60ish.
“The wife-to-be must be a Meath supporter, willing to cook and clean, must be able to muck out and handle a bull, drive a tractor fla-hout.
“Wellington boots supplied free of charge. Leave details behind the bar.”
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling