Irish Country Living

Building a business from an honesty box
While most people were stuck at home during lockdown in March, Michael and Carmen O'Sullivan were hatching a plan to bring locally sourced foods to the wider community, writes Janine Kennedy
A Week in the Country
Find out what is inspiring the Irish Country Living team this week in rural Ireland
Tale of a parish: Moyne/Templetuohy
Every parish has a story. In this new series, historical societies throughout the country explain what makes theirs special. This week, we hear from Michael McDonnell of Moyne/Templetuohy
Who is responsible for a fallen tree?
Agri solicitor Aisling Meehan explains the laws surrounded felling trees, hedgerow maintenance and your rights regarding growth on borders with neighbouring farms.
Katherine's Country: acceptance starts now
Katherine O’Leary says it is time to accept where we are with this pandemic. We will get out of it. In the meantime, try to make each day a positive one.
Damien’s Diary: pub talk makes for easy finger-pointing
Damien O'Reilly imagines what kind of banter there would be in Ireland's pubs right now; with so much to discuss.
‘The pandemic is stopping me from meeting someone romantically’
Dear Miriam, I would like to get in a relationship with someone new, but I can’t because of lockdown
Feeling unqualified to be a ‘mom teacher’
Education may start at home and although there is no replacement for the absoloutely imperitive role played by formal education for children, Amii McKeever sees many ways to learn in this weeks paper
Elite equestrian sport continuing under Level 5
Under current Level 5 restrictions, all equestrian activity must be approved by Horse Sport Ireland.
Rocky start to the year for thoroughbred sales
Goffs and Tattersalls Ireland have had to adjust their sales dates for their first auctions of the year due to increased lockdown measures.
Brexit: ill-bred, selfish and can only lead to trouble
Michael Slavin studies the new rules and regulations for transporting horses post-Brexit.
‘To read the beauty that lays in front of everyone’
Bringing the countryside into your home has never been as easy. In this week one of our artist in residence series, Amii McKeever speaks with Dublin-based Samuele Scomparin
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The Evolution S4 saves time, reduces labour and ensures precision calf feeding
Dairy farmer Ciaran MacDonald tells us about some of the benefits that he has seen since installing a JFC Agri Evolution S4 automatic calf feeder.
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Why a Cork vet recommends vaccinating in the winter
Willie Buckley is a veterinary practitioner at Riverview Veterinary Group in Bandon. When an annual IBR programme became available, many of the practice’s herds switched over to it.
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Agricultural mechanisation: evolution of the combine harvester
At its core, the primary principle of the founding fathers of the modern New Holland was to make life easier for farmers.
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Specialist growers and mechanisation the future of vegetable production
Lorcan Bourke, fresh produce and potato manager for Bord Bia, analyses a sector made up of different crop types but common challenges.
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