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Backchat: ARC Fashion Show back to raise money for cancer services
Naomi Hamilton-O'Donnell
Ireland’s annual style extravaganza is returning this March to raise funds for the ARC’s Cancer Support Centres.
1 February 2023 Features
Margaret Leahy: when you lose your independence, the imapct is challenging
As a recent recipient of knee replacement surgery, Margaret Leahy discusses the challenges of learning to rely on others as she recuperates.
1 February 2023 Features
Rediscovering Ireland's forgotten goddesses
Forget Cú Chulainn or Finn mac Cumhaill because author Ellen Ryan has resurrected the stories of the ancient Irish goddesses to empower younger readers, writes Maria Moynihan
Memoir series: writing about women
Inspired by the bank holiday in honour of St Brigid, Maureen Boyle sets readers the challenge of writing about a special woman in their own lives as part of our monthly memoir series.
1 February 2023 Features
Kitchen Garden Series Part 1 and Wonderful Witch Hazel: Gardening with Gerry
This week, Gerry Daly begins a new kitchen garden series beginning with getting the foundations correct: soil and shelter.
1 February 2023 Gardening
Beekeeping: Some thoughts on getting started
Curious about having your own pot of honey on the breakfast table? Willie O’Byrne shares his thoughts on what prompts people to take up this interest.
1 February 2023 Features
Christmas quiz results and winners
As always, our Christmas quizzes kept many readers' brains ticking over the festive season. Here are the answers; and the lucky winners. Thanks to all who entered.
1 February 2023 Features
Welcome to a week in the country
From a St Bridget- inspired poem to handy household tips, here is what caught the eye of the ICL team this week
1 February 2023 Features
Mother and trucker Aine O'Brien on livestock haulage, hunting and childcare
Aine O’Brien is a livestock haulier from New Ross in Co Wexford. She talks to Caitríona Bolger about life on the road, switching off at the weekend and working with family.
1 February 2023 Features
Meet The Maker: Helena Golden, Willow Woman
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan chats to Helena Golden, who runs basket making classes in Co Leitrim and beyond.
1 February 2023 Features
A wheel dilemma: should you be on or off the road?
Some medical conditions can impact our ability to drive. What are they and what are the regulations around them? Margaret Hawkins reports
25 January 2023 Health
Ann Devine: The banshees of Kilsudgeon
A trip to the cinema to see The Banshees of Inisherin may have delivered some home truths, writes Ann Devine.
25 January 2023 Features