Desperate Farmwife: Clarkson is not alone in ‘farming the unfarmed’
Jeremy Clarkson did not invent ‘farming the unfarmed’ – Irish women on farms have been masters at it for centuries, writes our Desperate Farmwife, as she looks forward to continuing the tradition.
24 April 2024 Features
Desperate Farmhusband: it takes a village to raise a farm
A late-night calving emergency makes our Desperate Farmhusband realise how lucky he is to have the support of his farm vet, and others around him.
27 March 2024 Features
Desperate Farmhusband: blessed is he among women
Dairy farmers spend their careers wanting more women for their herd while hoping for a boy to carry on the family name. Our Desperate Farmhusband doesn’t feel that way
Desperate Farmwife: I think nipple confusion is just my lot in life
Ever try to give a newborn calf a bottle? Our Desperate Farmwife is in the thick of calving season.
20 March 2024 Features
'The unsung heroines of Irish agriculture'
Raising a glass to the unsung heroines of Irish agriculture, writes Margaret Leahy.
6 March 2024 Features
Desperate Farmhusband: new cows and auld tricks
When our Desperate Farmhusband needs a solution to a farming problem, he likes to go to the AFN, otherwise known as the Auld Farmers Network, for the answers he needs.
21 February 2024 Features
Desperate Farmwife: encourage your husband to celebrate ‘Palentine’s Day’ with
Farming can be a lonely profession and men aren’t always motivated to go out – so take a page out of our Desperate Farmwife’s book and encourage them to spend time with friends.
7 February 2024 Features
Margaret Leahy: never start a sentence with - 'my mother always…'
Margaret Leahy offers some sage advice: before you start whispering those sweet nothings to your other half, think about what you’re going to say first - or you might regret it.
7 February 2024 Features
Editorial: making it work
I'm not sure I could work with my husband but many farming couples have the working relationship figured out, writes Ciara Leahy.
7 February 2024 Editorial
Alice Doyle: from grassroots through the glass ceiling
This weekend is a celebration of Irish women and Alice Doyle is already making an impact in the IFA as the first female deputy president in the organisation’s 69-year history, writes Ciara Leahy.
31 January 2024 Features
Ask Miriam reflects on her time at Irish Country Living
Over the years, Miriam has responded to hundreds of readers’ letters as they confided their greatest worries and asked for some heartfelt advice.
27 December 2023 Features
Columnist Katherine O’Leary takes a trip down memory lane of papers
Katherine O’Leary browses through a few Irish Farmers Journals from the 90s and finds that, while some things have changed completely, much has remained the same.
27 December 2023 Living Life