Irish Country Living

A week in the country: surf and turf
Find out what piqued the interest of the ICL team this week in the country.
Woodturning a 1963 Fordson Super Dexta tractor
Woodturner Tom Larkin made his first lathe in college. Now, from unusual items to rocking horses and tractors, he turns his hand to all sorts. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
Colic: it's crying time... again
Colic affects one in five babies and the constant crying can make life very stressful for a family, so what can be done? Margaret Hawkins writes.
Take 10 with cookbook editor and publisher Kristin Jensen
Cookbook publisher Kristin Jensen talks to Maria Moynihan about her earliest food memory, setting up Blasta Books, crowd-funding; and her current tipple of choice.
The great resignation? No! it’s actually the great re-evaluation
Major life decisions are often made as a result of following the lead of peers and parents. A farming career is pretty much dependent on this but will young people re-evaluate?
Kathrine's Country: back to championship hurling
“We are starting to relax in crowded situations. Our old habits are returning. I’m surprised at how quickly it is all happening,”
I’ve been invited to an adult-only wedding but I’m still breastfeeding my baby
Dear Miriam, I’ve been invited to an adult-only wedding but I’m still breastfeeding my baby. What should I say when I RSVP?
Holidaying at home in 2022? Get off the well-trodden path for a bit if you can
Social enterprises - businesses with more than money on their minds - are affecting society for the better. Keep an eye out for them as you holiday at home this year, writes Amii McKeever,
Food news: grow with Aldi
Twenty-four new Irish suppliers will have their products hit shelves in Aldi on 19 May.
Stream on: what to watch this weekend
Both in terms of free offerings and paid subscriptions, there is plenty of good television material available to stream on demand this weekend.
TR Dallas is back on the road again
With the arts and entertainment sector back in full swing, TR Dallas speaks to Michael Commins about getting back on the road.
Backchat: The art of MS exhibition
The art of MS – symptoms under the spotlight will showcase the work of 12 artists living with MS and takes place in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute from 26 May - 1 June
Best advice on weed control in grazing pastures
For a growing number of Irish farmers, Forefront T is the product of choice to control weeds such as docks, thistles, nettles and dandelions in grazing pastures.
Experience boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School - Taster Weekend for fifth class
Boys starting secondary school in September 2023 are invited to stay in the school's Norman castle on the 4-5 June, to learn about boarding life at Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co Limerick.
Farm safely: stay safe by staying clear of overhead electricity wires
ESB Networks public safety manager Michael Murray has some vital advice for farmers and contractors ahead of the busy silage season.
Improving profitability through excellent reproductive performance
Compact calving and six-week calving rate is crucial for profitability on your farm.
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