John Bryan’s family have lived in Dunbell since the 1700s, and John grew up there. There has always been a tradition of involvement in political life in the family, and John is at present canvassing for election as President of the Irish Farmers Association. He recalls the protests by farmers of 1966/1967 against government policy and he discusses the changes in farming practices since those days. John Bryan’s career began as a Garda stationed at Pearse Street, Dublin, for three years, and when he inherited a farm from his aunt at Cappa he undertook a major career change. He began farming the 65 acres there and cultivating and improving the land.