'The old sow that eats her farrow': 22 sobering depictions of Irish life Just so you know, things aren't all that bleak here. Yet. #link 2012.06.29 @ 14:19 // Screen // You were reading ‘The old sow that eats her farrow’: 22 sobering depictions of Irish life, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Screen and was published in June 2012. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. You can also buy me a Ko-fi.