Irish Country Living

Meet The Maker: Orna Mulcahy of Lavó
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Orna Mulcahy of Lavó lavender products, Co Wicklow, ahead of their summer harvest sales.
Cruinniú na nÓg is back again
Cruinniú na n-óg is a flagship programme of the Creative Ireland programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people.
Editorial: great weather can quickly turn to forest fire conditions
As we are seeing across the ocean in Canada, fine, dry weather can quickly escalate into an out-of-control situation.
Margaret Leahy: small-scale producers keep family farms sustainable
Small farmers and producers contribute greatly to rural development and the diversity of Irish agriculture, writes Margaret Leahy.
Katherine’s Country: the reality of hair loss
Hair loss is often a side effect of chemotherapy. When daughter Julie suggested that she take control of it and get her hair cut, Katherine O'Leary phoned her hair stylist, Michael.
I love my choir, but I don’t want to be on the committee
Dear Miriam, I really enjoy being part of my choir, but I'm feeling pressure to join the committee.
Katherine's Country: starting chemotherapy
While side effects had to be endured, Katherine O’Leary was thrilled to have a good week at the end of her chemotherapy cycle.
My wife has lost all interest in sex since COVID
Dear Miriam, my wife has lost all interest in sex, and I feel like a lot is now missing.
“Special” Auguste delivers on the biggest stage
Coolmore’s great white hope got his season back on track in a big way when he powered home to win the Derby.
A Munster season like no other
The Munster Senior Hurling Championship comes to a head this weekend with Clare vs Limerick, ending what has been a truly unforgettable season. Denis Hurley writes.
42.2ac in Kildare sold for €765,000
Farms in counties Westmeath and Longford also sold at auction in recent days.
Nice c50ac with period house in Wicklow
The farm is in one unit and all in pasture. The land is good quality.
Kverneland’s U-drill – 'the drill of the future'
Alfie Byrne is a busy man these days. With 34 years’ experience as an agricultural contractor, his business revolves around tillage and forage contracting handling a full range of farming operations.
The 3 Rs of worm control: Right dose, Right animal and Right time
As sure as night follows day, once the grass really starts to grow, cattle and sheep will be challenged by the burden of worms.
Credit products available to farmers
Key information to know when looking for credit products for Irish farmers.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
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