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Hidden Treasures: flights of fancy at Foynes
Maria Moynihan
In a new series, Irish Country Living explores some of Ireland’s most intriguing museums. First up, Maria Moynihan boards the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum in Co Limerick.
The local's guide to... Connemara
29 May 2024 Features
The local's guide to... Connemara
Planning an Irish staycation? Who better to ask for tips than a local? Kicking off a new series, Maria Moynihan chats to entrepreneur, Kate O’Callaghan-Momberg, about her top spots in Connemara.
Gardening with Kitty: regain the plot
29 May 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Kitty: regain the plot
Midsummer is fast approaching and there are plenty of tasks that need tending and seeds to be sown in your kitchen garden, writes Kitty Scully.
Winners of Bord Bia Bloom competition
We had hundreds of entries to our Bloom competition. Congratulations to our 15 winners who won a pair of tickets.
29 May 2024 Features
Behind the build at Bloom
The gardens at Bloom are beautiful and each creation takes months of planning and preparation. Let’s go behind the scenes and meet the people bringing it all together, writes Sarah McIntosh.
29 May 2024 Features
Show gardens that speak volumes
Each garden at Bloom tells a story and the concepts this year are strongly centred around family and health. Grace Hanna checks out some of the spectacular show gardens.
29 May 2024 Gardening
‘I lost my sight and everything went pure black – but I keep going’
Donegal man Paddy Gallagher lost his sight after a traffic accident in 2019, but he remains hopeful and positive about life. Read his inspiring story, told in his own words to Margaret Hawkins.
29 May 2024 Health
Meet the Maker: Orla Hickey
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Limerick artist Orla Hickey about how a pottery class in Skibbereen reopened her eyes to her creative abilities.
29 May 2024 Craft
Gardening with Gerry: branching out with ‘Red Robin’
If you’re looking to add some vibrant colour and year-round interest to your garden, the ‘Red Robin’ can tranform your outdoor space, writes Gerry Daly.
22 May 2024 Gardening
Author John Connell: ‘the sheep make me feel a new-found sense of prosperity’
In an extract from his number one best-seller, Twelve Sheep, farmer and writer John Connell reflects on returning to his rural roots.
22 May 2024 Features
Nature calls: taking a walk on the wild side
Ireland’s national Walks Scheme recently saw its biggest expansion to date; but valuing farmers’ contribution as custodians of the land has been key to its success, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 May 2024 Features
Desperate Farmwife: Clarkson is not alone in ‘farming the unfarmed’
Jeremy Clarkson did not invent ‘farming the unfarmed’ – Irish women on farms have been masters at it for centuries, writes our Desperate Farmwife, as she looks forward to continuing the tradition.
22 May 2024 Features