Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Bryan Daniels from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:

Bryan Daniels

Farmer - Dairy


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Bryan Daniels
The best bit of advice I could give anyone thinking about going into dairy farming is to go out and get experience first hand on a farm. This way you will know if you enjoy it and have a passion to do it first hand. If you do then studying agriculture in school and then onto an ag college is a great foundation to get the required knowledge you will need in the future.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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CAO Code Course Title College Points NFQ Level
TA014  Advertising and Marketing Communications 

IT Tallaght 

TA023  Advertising and Marketing Communications 

IT Tallaght 

LY437  Animation 

Letterkenny IT - LYIT 

AL861  Animation and Illustration 

Athlone IT - AIT 

LY408  Design - Common Entry 

Letterkenny IT - LYIT 

LY427  Digital Film and Video 

Letterkenny IT - LYIT 

CM020  Early Childhood Education 

Marino Inst of Education 

CM010  Education Studies 

Marino Inst of Education 

LY447  Fashion with Promotion 

Letterkenny IT - LYIT 

LY457  Graphic and Digital Design 

Letterkenny IT - LYIT 

TA123  Marketing 

IT Tallaght 

TA114  Marketing 

IT Tallaght 

CR600  Visual Communications 

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