“The snakes are bloody bad, there’s nothing poisonous in Ireland,” David Brown said of his first impressions of Australia.
Mr Brown is one of more than 50 Irish backpackers working in the Narromine and Trangie districts during the summer.
Twenty-three-year-old Irish backpackers Mr Brown and his friend Kristopher Vance were working on a cotton farm at Narromine.
Part of their work included starting siphons and “making socks for people back home”.
The men explained they had come to Australia for more than just a holiday.
“There’s no work in Ireland,” Mr Vance said, adding that thousands of people were leaving Ireland each year in search of work.
Mr Brown said he was keen to enjoy “the Australian experience”.
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