Instagram Inspiration

We love this new initiative by @radiomidwest on Instagram recently – gardaí at Bangor Erris Garda Station have launched “The Info Mug” which they will distribute free of charge to locals over the next few months.

The mug includes all emergency contact numbers for their North Mayo region (including doctors, gardaí and pharmacies, among others) in one handy spot.

A great idea and one which could be easily adapted to other areas!

Letter to the Editor

Hi Amii

I want to thank you and your team for putting on such a good webinar on rights of way. Your panelists were excellent. This is public service journalism at its best.


Kind regards,

Ciaran Duggan.

Chef Janine’s Tip

If you grow your own cabbage, this is the perfect time to make some sauerkraut to get you through the winter months. Slice a head of cabbage as thinly as possible and place it in a large bowl. Reserve one cabbage leaf. Add 1 tbsp (per large head, ½ if it’s a smaller head) of salt to the sliced cabbage and, using your hands, massage the salt into the cabbage for up to ten minutes. The salt and the massaging will cause the cabbage to release liquid – this is essential for the fermentation process. At this stage, feel free to add some garlic, chilli or the more traditional carraway seed (around 1 tsp) to flavour the sauerkraut. Pack the cabbage and liquid tightly into a clean, sanitised Kilner jar and press the cabbage down so it is submerged in its own juices. Then, top with the reserved cabbage leaf (so the top doesn’t get mouldy). Leave in a cool, dark place for about three weeks.

Photo of the Week

Happy harvesters: Fionnuala (two), Caoimhe (three) and Pàdraig Hogan (six months) checking out their dad's Deutz Fahr self-propelled baler working during the fine weather in Tipperary last week. \ Kate Hogan

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Quote of the Week

This week, from Caroline Murphy:

Resilience is a skill that has to be learned through being tested during the difficult times in our lives. But these times can shape us and help us to become a better person