Who doesn’t love an Irish farmer?
This rare specimen of man has been the subject of how-to-marry guides, websites, and for the last seven years, calendars.
And with Irish men officially voted the sexiest in the world, is it any wonder how?
The Irish Farmer Calendar has been the centerpiece of walls and date-keeping efforts in Ireland and around the world since it debuted twelve years ago.
Now, along with the announcement of a 2016 calendar, comes the exciting news that a coffee table book collecting the cream of the crop of the sexy Irish farmer photos will debut in the US just before St. Patrick’s Day next year, published by St. Martin’s Press.
“They are going to make a sort of coffee-table book featuring all the best shots of the last seven years,” calendar founder Ciara Ryan told the Irish Examiner.
“We had to take a whole load of extra shots this year to put in the book. They’re hoping to release it in March for Paddy’s Day. It will just be in the American market at first, to see how it does, and then it might be rolled out worldwide.”
As with the ever-popular calendar, a portion of proceeds from the book will go to Bóthar, the Irish charity combating hunger and poverty.
A good deed combined with a healthy appreciation for strapping, shirtless Irish farmers and adorable sheep and bunnies? We’re in.
*The Farmer Calendar is currently available at www.farmercalendar.com.