Irish Country Living

Careers
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
Sarah McIntosh
Waterford student takes home top prize for this year's An Post primary schools writing competition.
 
 
It's all down to dad: Irish businesses who are keeping things in the family
It's all down to dad: Irish businesses who are keeping things in the family
Celebrating Father’s Day, three Irish businesses who are keeping it in the family talk about following in their father’s footsteps, writes Janine Kennedy and Ciara Leahy
Healthbytes: from health insurance hikes to sun damage and measles
Healthbytes: from health insurance hikes to sun damage and measles
Keep up-to-date with developments in the world of healthcare with this month’s Healthbytes, writes Margaret Hawkins.
Folklore: bog butter, lightning and small lies
Folklore: bog butter, lightning and small lies
Folklorist Shane Lehane transports us back to the bog in the month of June and reveals the hidden wonders found therein.
The local's guide to... Portrush and the Causeway Coast
The local's guide to... Portrush and the Causeway Coast
Planning an Irish staycation? Well, who better to ask for tips than a local? Maria Moynihan chats to Portrush-based wedding photographer, Lauren Chambers, about her top spots along the Causeway Coast.
Editorial: family working together
Editorial: family working together
Families working together isn't always easy and there can be difficult days. However, there are also good days when it's a privilege; it's one to remember on Father's Day, writes Ciara Leahy.
Katherine O'Leary: Groundhog Day - the cancer is back and I feel broken
Katherine O'Leary: Groundhog Day - the cancer is back and I feel broken
I could not write about this before now. The cancer is back. By the time you read this, I will have received my third round of new chemotherapy, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Ask Miriam: 'my husband wants our son to go to boarding school. I don’t agree'
Ask Miriam: 'my husband wants our son to go to boarding school. I don’t agree'
This week, Miriam hears from a mother who does not want to send her son to boarding school, even though his father wants him to follow in his footsteps.
Katherine O'Leary: ‘I leave Bloom inspired, with my green fingers itching’
Katherine O'Leary: ‘I leave Bloom inspired, with my green fingers itching’
A prize-winning modular container garden at the annual festival was an inspiring space full of possibilities, writes Katherine O’Leary.
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
More than 8,000 pupils take part in An Post competition
Waterford student takes home top prize for this year's An Post primary schools writing competition.
Supporting local makers is key to economic growth in the craft sector
Supporting local makers is key to economic growth in the craft sector
Quality and design the top factors that influence decision-making, according to a new report on buying Irish craft products, writes Sarah McIntosh.
Meet the Maker: Hanna Van Aelst
Meet the Maker: Hanna Van Aelst
In this week's Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Tipperary-based willow artist about how she is inspired by her rural landscape.
Semple pleasures
Semple pleasures
A visit to Thurles is something that will never be taken for granted, writes Denis Hurley.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silageSPONSORED
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urgedSPONSORED
Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
Irish beef sales in Britain still growingSPONSORED
Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBaleSPONSORED
Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
For daily news, mart prices and ePaper access from 6am on Thursday, subscribe for just €1 SUBSCRIBE