From inspiring stories to news on food, farming and events, Irish Country Living is your guide to life in rural Ireland

Gardening with Gerry: sweet William and gooseberry mildew
Gerry Daly
Sweet William was a popular flower in the cottage gardens of old as it was easy to grow and it produced a big colourful show of perfumed flowers.
29 June 2022 Features
Mental health: how to spot a liar
Enda Murphy, psychotherapist and director of, explores why we all lie; and how to spot the liar.
29 June 2022 Features
Folklore: the secret pleasure of new potatoes
Folklorist Shane Lehane waxes lyrical on his secret pleasure: new potatoes
Behind the scenes of the summer shows: Joan Widger of Clonmel Agri Show
With the return of summer shows, our new series goes behind the scenes with the dedicated volunteers; starting with Joan Widger of Clonmel Agricultural Show. In conversation with Niamh Gunn.
29 June 2022 Features
Editorial: never underestimate the power of two simple words
Never under-estimate the impact that taking the time to say "thank you" can have on somebody who is "just doing their job", writes Maria Moynihan.
29 June 2022 Features
Holidaying at home: finding our way through Wicklow
It's been over a decade since Janine Kennedy visited the garden county of Ireland - after a wonderful trip, she wonders why it took so long to return.
29 June 2022 Travel
Take 10 with crime writer, Catherine Kirwan
Ahead of the West Cork Literary Festival, crime writer Catherine Kirwan talks to Maria Moynihan about her farm background, getting a book deal, her favourite sleuth; and her advice to would-be writers.
29 June 2022 Features
Welcome to a week in the country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
29 June 2022 Features
A living history at Killruddery House and Gardens
This Co Wicklow estate has been home to the Earl and Countess of Meath since the 1600s - and the land has been farmed since that time, as well. Janine Kennedy writes.
29 June 2022 Features
Meet The Maker: jeweller Garrett Mallon
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Garrett Mallon from the Garrett Mallon Design House, Carlingford, Co Louth.
29 June 2022 Features
Farming and food meets art and community at The Barna Way
At The Barna Way in Co Kerry, Lisa Fingleton and Rena Blake are creating a special sanctuary where their love of nature meets their commitment to community and art, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 June 2022 Features
Gardening with Gerry Daly: potato vine and cuckoo spit on lavender
The potato vine or the potato jasmine vine, Solanum jasminoides, is so named because it has starry flowers that resemble jasmine.
22 June 2022 Gardening