Keep up to date with life in rural Ireland with the latest features and life stories from Irish Country Living

Interiors: ’tis the season to decorate
Interior designer Maura Mackey shares her top tips for fun and festive home décor
7 December 2022 Features
Putting her heart and soul in the soil
From surviving sepsis to heart-breaking loss, Julie-Anne Kelly’s journey has been full of twists and turns. But she has found healing and hope through harnessing her creativity.
7 December 2022 Features
The town of Abbeyfeale bares much more than the essentials
Community group CARA has created a tastefully produced nude calendar to help tell the story of their town and raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
Ann Devine: ructions at the ‘Big Money Wedding’
At the first “Big Money Wedding” since COVID, Ann Devine finds that cash really can’t buy class.
7 December 2022 Features
Craft: the 12 Makers of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me … an Irish-made gift?
7 December 2022 Features
‘I never want to stop being a student’
Limerick designer Aoife Mc Namara talks to Maria Moynihan about sustainable style, her pandemic leap of faith; and why you should never stop being a student.
7 December 2022 Features
Christmas – a magic that’s hard to explain
There’s something about the Christmas period - the holiday season - that stirs our emotions. Amii McKeever travelled to Waterford to experience Winterval and capture this festive spirit.
7 December 2022 Features
"One time, I dropped my pliers and a brown snake was at my feet"
In conversation with Caitríona Bolger, Emma Hannon-Roche discusses life in the country, working in the outback, balancing life in transport with camogie training"
7 December 2022 Features
Health: autism dog making a big difference to a Leitrim family
Autism service dog, Sue, has made a huge difference to the lives of the Mulvihill farming family in Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, particularly to nine-year-old Seamus. Margaret Hawkins reports.
7 December 2022 Health
A week in the country: holly, holiday prep and a stormy rhyme
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week
7 December 2022 Features
Behind the makings of a community Christmas fair
The town of Roscrea marks the start of the festive season with its popular Christmas fair, writes Naomi Hamilton-O’Donnell.
7 December 2022 Features
What parents need to know about Strep A and scarlet fever
Cases are on the rise this year in the UK, which means they are likely to rise in Ireland, as well, writes Jamielynn Taylor.
7 December 2022 Health