Invitation to the autistic world from Ireland’s first non-verbal autistic author
Caitríona Bolger
Fiacre Ryan had no means of communicating until he was 13. Along came a documentary and after that a book. Caitríona Bolger finds out how it all happened.
28 December 2022 Books
Abandoned Ireland: preserving properties through intriguing photography
Starting out with a curiosity for the other world, Rebecca Brownlie takes Caitríona Bolger on a journey of discovery through the buildings on our island that time seems to have forgotten.
14 December 2022 Books
Defying the elements: the great lighthouses of Ireland
David Hare is usually behind the camera of cookery programmes, but from time to time to finds joy in making documentaries.He tells Caitriona Bolger how this book came about.
Celebrating 120 years in the book business
Celebrating 120 years at 120 O’Connell St in Limerick, Frank O’Mahony feels positive about the future of his family’s traditional bookshop, writes Maria Moynihan.
14 December 2022 Features
Katherine's Country: Through your doors again
‘Through Your Doors Again’ is a book of poetry by Cathy O’Sullivan that details her experience of having breast cancer, writes Katherine O'Leary.
14 December 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Light bites: Airfield youth committee, Drumshambo gin and Good Fortune Cookies
Award-winning Irish gin, the next round of award-winning Blasta Books and nationwide cookie deliveries just in time for Santa - Naomi O'Donnell has rounded up some tasty light bites.
30 November 2022 News
'I was so lucky to survive... I just knew I had to write this book.'
Author Claire Shiells talks to Maria Moynihan about the books that have inspired her, the ‘now or never’ moment to write her first novel, After Dad; and her favourite fictional romantic lead
2 November 2022 Features
Cooking the books: best cookbooks for kids
With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens, CEO of Children’s Books Ireland Elaina Ryan shares some of her favourite cookbooks for young readers and foodies.
12 October 2022 Features
‘I’d lie awake at night trying to figure out how could I access their brains’
Mary Moran was over three decades teaching children to read before she was officially labelled a social entrepreneur through her Dcode Dyslexia books, writes Anne O’Donoghue.
5 October 2022 Living Life
Sting in the tail could come from budget detail
What a difference a year makes. Amii McKeever reflects on the positive budgetary measures for 2023 but as always with the details, there is a potential devil ...
5 October 2022 Amii
My Country Living: ‘I love writing ... It’s a passion’
From a young age Anne Frehill loved reading and writing, but it was only recently that she took the bull by the horns and published two novels. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
14 September 2022 Features
Donal Ryan writing on the countryside that inspires him
With his latest novel recently on shelves, Donal Ryan writes exclusively for Irish Country Living on why and how his native north Tipperary inspires and informs his writing.
31 August 2022 Living Life