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Editorial comment from Mairead Lavery

Mairead Lavery gives her views on issues concerning rural Ireland.
The sight of a wasps' nest in the orchard leaves Mairead Lavery with a frightening nightmare
By Mairead Lavery on 12 October 2017
In the space of 60 years, we’ve gone from living like our ancient ancestors to the mod cons we take for granted today.
By Mairead Lavery on 05 October 2017
The best thing about the Ploughing for me though is all the people I meet. It could be somebody I was in school with, a neighbour or someone I wrote about years ago.
By Mairead Lavery on 28 September 2017
My daughter and her family recently moved into a new housing estate and seeing the way these young couples have reached out to each other to create a new community gives me great hope for the future
By Mairead Lavery on 07 September 2017
Community support is what makes shows like the Tinahely Show, the Taste of Cavan and the Tullamore Show great
By Mairead Lavery on 17 August 2017
A lot has changed since the time of Jane Austen but similarities remain as we explore the position of women in society, writes Mairead Lavery.
By Mairead Lavery on 20 July 2017
There were plenty of reasons to be cheerful last weekend and the joy felt in Roscommon won't be going away any time soon, writes Mairead Lavery.
By Mairead Lavery on 13 July 2017
"You can’t schedule a heart attack.” So said one of the people I met last Friday evening at the vigil for Thomas Power held at the entrance to University Hospital. Waterford (UHW).
By Mairead Lavery on 29 June 2017
Townland names and where they came from is something that has always fascinated me.
By Mairead Lavery on 15 June 2017
The last of our students has just finished his final exams, meaning that after three kids and 26 years our house is finished with the education system.
By on 25 May 2017
Style is really an art and it seems some women are just born with it, writes Mairead Lavery
By Mairead Lavery on 18 May 2017
There’s a lot of talk now about mindfulness and being in the moment. But long before it became popular to pay to learn how to be mindful, people were already doing it and it was called the Rosary
By Mairead Lavery on 11 May 2017
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