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Ciara Leahy
Ciara Leahy

Consumer Editor, Irish Country Living

01 419 9500


Ciara O’Kelly is the Consumer Editor with Irish Country Living. In this role, she covers a broad range of financial issues relevant to families in rural Ireland. From household bills, scamming and food prices to finding the best health insurance package, it’s all covered in the consumer pages of Irish Country Living. As a result, she regularly speaks about the topic on local radio stations. Ciara also writes features covering all aspects of rural life, and as a self confessed book worm, produces the book pages in the supplement. Ciara who hails from Cork, has a degree in English and Sociology from UCC, a Masters in Public Relations and is currently completing a Masters in Management in Smurfit Business School, UCD.

With gardens blossoming, we are just days away from the country’s biggest gardening festival. Andrew Christopher Dunne has the advice you need to create a Bloom-tastic garden, writes Ciara Leahy.
By Ciara Leahy on 24 May 2018
When Niall Sabongi set up Klaw in Temple Bar, he started offering fish on a very different plate. Now with three restaurants in Dublin and a masterplan to expand, we find out where he is heading
By Ciara Leahy on 24 May 2018
Travel insurance isn’t the most exciting part of your holidays. Ciara Leahy compares 10 travel insurance policies so you can concentrate on packing and piña coladas.
By Ciara Leahy on 17 May 2018
Bloom in the Park is just weeks away and Ciara Leahy has advice on the all the foodie spots to visit. Plus win tickets to Bloom, the garden party of the year.
By Ciara Leahy on 17 May 2018
The Burren is the place to be this weekend and Ciara Leahy has advice for small food businesses on how to avail of LEADER funding.
By Ciara Leahy on 10 May 2018
With Coeliac Awareness week upon us, Ciara Leahy looks at the surge of gluten free products on our supermarket shelves.
By Ciara Leahy on 10 May 2018
From farm to fitness, Anna Syme saw that old farm buildings held huge potential for her business The Stables Fitness and Wellness, wtes riEnda Carr.
By Ciara Leahy on 10 May 2018
Is there anything quite as nice as some freshly baked brown bread smothered in Irish butter and jam? The race is on again to find the best brown bread baker in the country, writes Ciara Leahy.
By Ciara Leahy on 03 May 2018
Transition year can inject great creativity into the secondary school journey and the Press Pass student journalism competition proves this, writes Ciara Leahy.
By Ciara Leahy on 10 May 2018
Caroline Daly was awarded the runner-up position for her innovative business Valentia Island Ice Cream at the recent Women and Agriculture Awards, writes Enda Carr.
By Ciara Leahy on 03 May 2018
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