A week in the country: surf and turf
Find out what piqued the interest of the ICL team this week in the country.
27 April 2022 Features
A week in the country: rural rhymes, chef's tip, lambing time and lady’s smock
Tweets which made us chortle, our chef's top tip and more hedgerow beauty tips are just some of what's happening in the country this week.
Buds coming on new hedgerow on Tullamore Farm
People are often fearful when they plant a hedge and are then told to clip it back, but it helps to provide a good dense hedgerow, which is stock-proof and provides shelter.
Going native in our hedgerows: flowers and their symbolism
Is your native hedgerow more of a 'decorative naturalistic hedgerow?' And in terms of biodiversity, what difference does it make? Amii McKeever asks the experts.
30 March 2022 Amii
Prince Charles visits Waterford dairy farm
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Waterford and Tipperary this week.
24 March 2022 News
Changes to native woodland schemes
Circular amends planting mixtures of indigenous tree species for the current planting. Donal Magner reports.
9 March 2022 Forestry
What’s happening on the Footprint Farms?
The Footprint Farmers are making changes on farms to improve sustainability. That includes economic, environmental and social sustainability.
2 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Teagasc reminds farmers that hedge-cutting season is now closed
The absence of hedge-cutting from March to September allows birds to nest safely and without disturbance, says Teagasc.
1 March 2022 News
Hedge-cutting not allowed from 1 March
The month of March has a lot of different dates for cutting hedgerows and field margins which need to be adhered to.
25 February 2022 Climate and environment
Watch: planting a hedge on Tullamore Farm
A new hedgerow was planted on Tullamore Farm this month. This short video describes how we planted it.
18 February 2022 Footprint Farmers
Farmland birds ‘disappearing’ from landscape - BirdWatch Ireland
The biodiversity measures included in Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan do not go far enough to protect Irish farmland birds, says BirdWatch Ireland.
12 February 2022 News
73 acres with road and river frontage
A non-residential Co Offaly farm with great accessibility has come to the market with Kearney Auctioneers, Athlone.
10 February 2022 News