Folklore: half plough, half spade – the amazing loy
Shane Lehane celebrates the ancient vernacular digging tool that has lasted to the present day in the heritage sport ‘loy digging’.
13 March 2024 Living Life
Balladeer: Boolavogue, the champion of sad rebel songs
With a long evolving history, this Wexford anthem is now one of the most popular, writes Eoghan Corry
13 March 2024 For Sale
Old-school meets modern at Armagh dairy farm
Elm Park Estate, a circa 99ac residential holding, blends the old and contemporary – the property was once home to a prep school for boys, writes Tommy Moyles.
Folklore: celebrating the carnival of Paddy and Sheelah
Forget about Rio, New Orleans and Venice – Ireland has its own tradition of carnival taking place this weekend, writes Shane Lehane.
13 March 2024 Living Life
New CROPREVIVE project combines plant science with archaeobotany
University College Dublin researchers Meriel McClatchie and Sónia Negrão are comparing past and present Irish crops to help create a sustainable path to a food secure future, writes Janine Kennedy.
31 January 2024 News
Meet the Maker: Irish bog oak sculptor Eamonn Heffernan
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna talks to Wicklow bog oak artist Eamonn Heffernan about how he works with nature to create abstract sculptures.
24 January 2024 Craft
Connecting people in rural Ireland for over 50 years and still going strong
Our Getting in Touch page has run for over 50 years. At its core, it’s readers looking for a genuine connection for friendship and romance - a concept that simply never dates.
27 December 2023 Features
Myrtle Allen and her Irish Farmers Journal legacy
Myrtle Allen’s cookery columns in the Irish Farmers Journal blazed a trail for food writing in Ireland.
27 December 2023 Features
An annual report that became a national reference
Taking a step back in time, Andy Doyle outlines the history behind the annual Land Report and the significance it holds in measuring accurate agricultural land prices across the nation.
27 December 2023 Property
Images from a bygone era: Old Ireland in Colour
In their third instalment of Old Ireland in Colour, authors John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have once again breathed new life into more of Ireland’s photographic gems, writes Janine Kennedy.
6 December 2023 Books
Travel: a tale of two Egypts
Are you ‘team history’ or ‘team luxury’? On a recent trip to Egypt, Eoghan Corry realised the country is distinctively divided between two worlds.
29 November 2023 Travel