Meet the 83-year-old pioneer who took over leadership of her 150-ac family business in 1959 at the age of just 16

The year was 1955: John A. Costello was Taoiseach, the Mass was still being said in Latin, and RTÉ was three years away from its first official television broadcast. In the village of Castledermot, Co Kildare, 16-year-old Norma Cook faced the challenge of a lifetime.

After her father suddenly fell ill with a serious illness, Norma — now 83 — was left to manage her 150-acre blended farm on her own. As a young girl managing more than a dozen male farmhands in 1950s Ireland – with her entire family’s financial future at stake – Norma was a challenge she simply had to face.

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