Irish Country Living

Meet The Maker: Ceramic artist Sarah McKenna
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Dundalk-based ceramic artist Sarah McKenna
Family finance: making your money work for you and your family
Money to invest and paying family members – your finance queries answered by our financial experts Margaret Nolan and Jerry O Neill
A Week in the Country: bird's foot trefoil and back to school prep
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
Veterinary: ‘it’s not just a job. It’s a vocation’
Aoife Ferris discusses winning Young Vet of the Year, her career path in veterinary and what can be done to attract more people into large animal practice. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
More than agriculture stretched on climate obligations
A stretch goal is designed to encourage aggressive pursuit of that end goal but what happens when the stretch is simple a stretch too far?
Katherine’s Country: community support is everything
The loss of the talented young Tipperary and Clonoulty-Rossmore hurler, Dillon Quirke, has sent shockwaves through the country and the GAA.
GAA needs to reverse its split season in the interests of common sense
Damien O'Reilly writes the debate on the split season is creating a "them" and "us" situation which leaves club fans out of the dialogue.
My friend makes no effort since I moved to the farm
Dear Miriam, my best friend makes no effort to see me since I moved to the farm
Sensational Joseph hits 1000 winners in just six years
The Kilkenny based trainer has reached a big landmark in a very short space of time.
European domination by young Irish riders
Our equestrian future is brighter than ever if the Irish success this weekend is anything to go by.
Sport grieves for Dillon Quirke
Dillon Quirke's death is a tragedy felt throughout the country, but his memory will live on.
Neven Maguire: crispy and tender lamb dish
These lamb recipes are rich in flavour and texture, writes Neven Maguire.
Kingdom farmers take the Kerry honours
Aidan Brennan reports on the winners of the Kerry Agribusiness milk quality and sustainability awards.
August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.
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