In this week’s cover story, Maria Moynihan meets Clare Hamill, founder of Puddleducks craft café which is providing comfort and company as well as coffee and cakes to the people of Co Louth. “People always imagine it’s easy for women to meet, but in real life it’s not” customer Jean Carroll tells Maria. “If you’re not very good at putting yourself out there, it’s very easy to become isolated. But having somewhere like this is’s an absolute Godsend”.

This week Maria also discovers that eight out of ten women are wearing the wrong bra size, so she meets the owner of Belle Femme Lingerie who is on a mission to put that wrong right.

Renting a car on holidays is something that many of us do regularly. However, when we arrive at the rental desk in the airport, we tend to rush over the small print on the policies. Our Smart Shopper has advice on how to avoid those massive excess fees.

In this week’s health pages, Margaret Hawkins highlights the issue of migraines in children, noting that stress, sleep disruption and irregular eating patterns can all lead to the severe headaches. Margaret has substantial advice on what parents can do to help affected children.

And finally, Money Mentor is answering those tricky tax questions around farm inheritance.

The new edition of Irish Country Living is online from 10pm today (Wednesday) and hits the shelves on Thursday with the Irish Farmers Journal.