Jimmy Rafferty is an ex-computer consultant, ex-programmer, ex-lettuce cutter, ex-Goodyear factory process operator, ex-peat salesman, ex-glasshouse worker, (with an NVQ in lettuce growing, no less!) ex -agricultural student, ex-hoer (hoeing weeds, of course!) ex-apple peeler, ex-communicated, and occasionally x-rated.

He is also four-times winner of the annual ‘Bard of Armagh’ contest for humorous poetry, and has published a book full of hilarious stories about his growing up on a small farm in Ireland in the 1950s. ¬†Called ‘A Country Glipe’, it also contains all the words of his funniest poems.

Jimmy has even appeared on N.Ireland TV!


Jimmy  appeared on Destination Newry TV on Thursday, Dec 12th, with Rowan Hand.


Fast forward to 2:06 to see the relevant bit!