While the eastern half of the country has availed of weather windows to make substantial progress with the harvest, tillage areas along the western seaboard have had fewer opportunities.

Incessant rainfall over the month of August meant that many areas along the west had just three to four days suitable for harvesting. Growers from parts of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Roscommon, Mayo, Sligo, Donegal and Derry have made little progress over the month.