Irish Country Living

A Week in the Country
Find out what the ICL team were up to this week in the country
This American barn: the barncat dictum
American columnist Ryan Dennis shares his thoughts and feelings regarding felines in this instalment of This American Barn.
Legal Matters: who is responsible for an overgrown hedge?
A reader has sent agri solicitor Aisling Meehan a query regarding a neighbour’s hedge which is growing wild and interfering with the natural light reaching their property.
Denny Fitz: a man with his finger in every pie
Denny Fitz is back with his local ramblings, and this week it's all about Brian ‘Steve’ Mooney, a man of many talents, but a master of none.
Face-to-face contact sorely missed from ag discussions
The opportunity to (respectfully) challenge and learn directly from others is possible again. Amii McKeever welcomes that.
Damien’s Diary: a strange and eerie coincidence
In the radio business, there is no such thing as the perfect broadcast, writes Damien O’Reilly.
Dear Miriam: I don’t want to take my fiancée’s name
Dear Miriam, I’m getting married next month and I don’t want to take my fiancée’s name.
Katherine O'Leary: health should always come first
A contractor recently took ill at the family home. Katherine O’Leary urges farmers to check in on the contractors working on the farm – the actions you take may save a life.
35ac for auction in Co Carlow
The land is described by the auctioneers as having no waste whatsoever.
Tyrone climb the mountain as Mayo fall short once more
Denis Hurley sings the praises of Tyrone after the Red Hands heaped yet more Croke Park misery on Mayo.
Looking back in order to innovate
Michael Slavin explores some creative possibilities for new Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Denis Duggan.
Two parcels at either end of Co Meath
The two holdings, one 30ac and the other 11ac, will be auctioned at the end of the month.
Maxol Lubricants and the Cork West plough team
To celebrate the start of this year’s Ploughing, we chat with the West Cork plough team, proudly sponsored by Maxol Lubricants, to find out what drives them to compete at this great event each year.
Always ask yourself: are you sure it’s safe?
As the season changes and as winter conditions approach, Michael Murray, public safety manager with ESB Networks, is asking farmers to remain vigilant around the farm.
Challenging times: farmers are under siege
Resilience in the face of continued adversity, farmers always find a way.
OEM apprenticeships offering employers and learners exciting new opportunities
There is a huge level of interest and demand for apprenticeships in all business sectors in Ireland right now, as learners and companies see the massive benefits of futureproofing their chosen sector.
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