Irish Country Living

Details of €50,000 grant to refurbish derelict one-off rural houses
The extension of Croí Cónaithe scheme to include one-off rural houses was announced last week. Here are some of the details of the existing scheme.
Meet The Maker: knitwear designer Claire Taylor-McCooke of Bramble Green
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to knitwear designer Claire Taylor-McCooke of Bramble Green
Editorial:Taking plans off paper and into reality more important than the launch
A positive ploughing atmosphere with plenty of launches from plans to tackle rural crime to grants for derelict buildings. We need to get to Laois more often. Writes Amii McKeever.
Launch of first Rural Safety Plan
A property marking scheme and new Garda app to register personal items are among the initiatives in the first Rural Safety Plan, launched at last week’s Ploughing Championships.
Colour, crowds, fun and puddles – Ploughing back with a bang
The mood of farmers was upbeat and enthusiastic at the Ploughing Championships.
Ag science has big challenges but plenty of opportunities ahead
Critics of the ag-food sector often don’t realise how many talented scientists are quietly working behind the scenes to help solve our biggest problems.
Our daughter has come out as gay; how can we support her?
Dear Miriam, my daughter has come out as gay, but I worry for her future. How can we support her?
Damien’s Diary: democracy under pressure
Worrying political trends in other parts of the world should serve as a warning sign for protecting Irish democracy.
In the garden with Gerry Daly: autumn cyclamen
Gerry Daly discusses a Mediterranean plant that gives great colour to an autumn garden, as well as house plants and the jobs to get done this week .
Meath land comes with planning for new house
The holding amounts to 51.69ac and is located close to the expanding town of Navan.
Smallholding in Offaly has fine modern house
The property also has a second office/accommodation unit at the rear and a stable barn.
29.5ac farm for sale in Offaly
This holding has a bungalow in need of repair plus a small farmyard.
Dave Moloney - Green Cert student experience
“My only regret is that I didn’t do it years ago” says Dave Moloney about the Teagasc part-time Level 6 specific purpose certificate in farming course he completed at Teagasc Macroom.
Are you Ireland’s best new entrant farm business?
The annual Teagasc NEWBIE new entrant to agriculture competition aims to highlight the innovation and entrepreneurialism in the agriculture sector.
Watch: moving towards a more responsible approach to parasite control
Pre-housing protection from post-housing welfare issues with Norbrook.
Small businesses in Ireland will have a chance to promote themselves at the Ploughing
The National Ploughing Championships, which run from 20 to 22 September in Ratheniska, will feature the Local Enterprise Village, designed for small businesses to gain new customers and grow their enterprise.
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