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Food News: celebration of the food and drinks of Mayo
Ciara Leahy
Regional food producers across the country are really coming together and this summer the spotlight in on Mayo, writes Ciara Leahy.
 
 
Meet The Maker: artist and illustrator Linda Schaefer
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Co Kildare-based artist and illustrator Linda Schaefer of Wild Paper Studio
Journalist turned sheep farmer stuck in the middle with ewe
Holly Crawford’s new book is a traditional love story, just with added sheep. She discusses moving from England to a Northern Ireland sheep farm in conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
Holiday at Home: one Coole castle in Fermanagh
The McKeevers took a trip to Fermanagh for their Holiday at Home this year. The verdict of the little people? Thumbs up; but let’s get more water activities in the next time.
Welcome to a week in the country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
Is the grand tour trip now a thing of the past?
The origins of modern day tourism are centuries old. People have travelled to learn, to relax and to escape but will the affordable travel we have become accustomed to last?
Damien's Diary-Silage Season
Silage season is up and running – get out the Child of Prague, writes Damien O'Reilly.
Katherine's Coiuntry: Dairygold approach farm safety in a different way
Dairygold Co-op held a Farm Safety Event with a difference. Katherine O’Leary believes that this dramatic production has the power to invoke cultural change around wellness and safety on farms.
I’m struggling with my workaholic husband
Dear Miriam, my husband is a perfectionist and a workaholic and I'm really struggling.
Food News: celebration of the food and drinks of Mayo
Regional food producers across the country are really coming together and this summer the spotlight in on Mayo, writes Ciara Leahy.
Return of round-robin to All-Ireland hurling
The round-robin format brings more excitement and drama to the All-Ireland hurling championships.
On Trail for the Irish 2,000 Guineas
The Godolphin-owned Native Trail is odds-on to land the first Irish classic of the season at the Curragh this weekend.
Suzanne Eade on being appointed Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland
All eyes are on Horse Racing Ireland's new Chief Executive Suzanne Eade, since stepping into the biggest job in Irish racing at the end of 2021.
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Good silage starts in the field but finishes in the clamp
Fermentation relies on bacteria utilising sugars in the grass, but depending on the species of bacteria carrying out the process, the end products will differ.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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