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Details of €50,000 grant to refurbish derelict one-off rural houses
Anne O'Donoghue
The extension of Croí Cónaithe scheme to include one-off rural houses was announced last week. Here are some of the details of the existing scheme.
28 September 2022 Travel
You can go your own way - why cruises are a good option for travelling solo
Travelling solo has become more popular recently, with many holidaymakers deciding go it alone.
28 September 2022 Health
Rural GP shortage: avoiding the abyss
Continuing our series on rural GP shortage, Margaret Hawkins talks to doctors’ organisations representatives about their ‘shopping list’ of solutions to ensure equal medical care for rural people.
51 pilgrimages to Lourdes
Dubliner turned west Cork resident, Jacqueline Maguire, begins her 51st pilgrimage to Lourdes this week. Her friend Philip Joyce recounts her story.
28 September 2022 Features
A week in the country: sloes, minding your joints and a Country Living fan
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
28 September 2022 Features
Launch of first Rural Safety Plan
A property marking scheme and new Garda app to register personal items are among the initiatives in the first Rural Safety Plan, launched at last week’s Ploughing Championships.
28 September 2022 Features
Ann Devine: ‘Would you put me on a gun carriage?’
Ann Devine finds herself on unofficial commentary duty as she tunes into the Queen’s funeral with her mother.
28 September 2022 Features
In the garden with Gerry Daly: autumn cyclamen
Gerry Daly discusses a Mediterranean plant that gives great colour to an autumn garden, as well as house plants and the jobs to get done this week .
28 September 2022 Gardening
21 day walking challenge: the final stretch
In the last instalment in our 21 day walking challenge, physiotherapist and health writer Stephen O'Rourke shares his advice on how to progress your plan.
28 September 2022 Features
Life on Knockfierna Hill, Co Limerick
Local historian and auctioneer, Pat O’Donovan, discusses the history of Knockfierna Hill in Co Limerick. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
28 September 2022 Features
Beekeepers winding down once again for winter
Hopefully most beekeepers did not miss the boat of early nectar flow from heather, which was a welcome surprise, writes Willie O’Byrne
28 September 2022 Features
The Guest Book: The Granary - a first class stay in the premier county
Centrally located just outside Thurles, the Granary is a luxurious guest accommodation, on a drystock farm. A premier place to stay in the premier county. Writes Amii McKeever
28 September 2022 Features