Irish Country Living

This isn't cottage pie - it's 'hot dish'
Janine Kennedy
If you have potato leftovers and need to make a quick dinner, this twist on a classic Minnesota hot dish will do the trick, writes Janine Kennedy.
Meet The Maker: Helena Golden, Willow Woman
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan chats to Helena Golden, who runs basket making classes in Co Leitrim and beyond.
Margaret Leahy: when you lose your independence, the imapct is challenging
As a recent recipient of knee replacement surgery, Margaret Leahy discusses the challenges of learning to rely on others as she recuperates.
Mother and trucker Aine O'Brien on livestock haulage, hunting and childcare
Aine O’Brien is a livestock haulier from New Ross in Co Wexford. She talks to Caitríona Bolger about life on the road, switching off at the weekend and working with family.
Welcome to a week in the country
From a St Bridget- inspired poem to handy household tips, here is what caught the eye of the ICL team this week
Katherine's Country: focusing on the negative brings negative results
Recovery from the Troubles has been difficult enough. How valuable is research which focuses on negative questions around friendships? Katherine O’Leary writes.
Business failure rate rising again post COVID. Is a ‘correction’ gathering pace?
Although possibly the hardest hit sector, it could also be argued that some Irish hospitality businesses were given somewhat of a lifeline by COVID-19. But what now asks Amii McKeever.
‘I have concerns about a playdate’
Dear Miriam, my daughter wants to invite a friend to our home for a playdate, but I have some concerns.
Editorial: I will come back to you on that! Readers views vital
It’s often readers that spark the idea for an article. Praise or complaint, it’s all welcome in terms of addressing the concerns of the people who live and work in rural Ireland. Writes Amii McKeever.
This isn't cottage pie - it's 'hot dish'
If you have potato leftovers and need to make a quick dinner, this twist on a classic Minnesota hot dish will do the trick, writes Janine Kennedy.
78,184 CAO applicants at close of normal application deadline
With the CAO normal application deadline closing on Wednesday, the application figures show 78,184 people have applied to the college course portal, writes Sarah McIntosh.
What’s on: Brigid events in Kildare and Tipperary this weekend
A host of events are taking place this weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of St Brigid. Caitríona Bolger takes a look at what is happening in Kildare and Tipperary.
Avoiding foodborne illness with a few simple steps
These are the things I learned in professional kitchens, and what I do at home, to help avoid foodborne illness, writes Janine Kennedy.
Supersoil aiding Limerick farmer to organic conversion
Supersoil enables farmers to not only improve what grows above the ground, but to create an environment below the ground that drives crop performance at reduced costs.
Excellence on display at leading machinery show in Co Cavan
Featuring an impressive lineup of leading machinery brands, product launches and show deals, the AJS Spring Farm Machinery Show will return to the Cavan Equestrian Centre on 1-2 February.
Teagasc Grass10 Grazing Courses Recommended By 99% Of Farmers
99% of farmers surveyed in Teagasc Grass10 grazing courses said they would recommend it to another farmer.
The easy way to keep your parlour clean
Are you thinking of building a new milking parlour and dairy or refurbishing your existing buildings? If you are, our agri dairy liner is worth thinking about.
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