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Meet the Maker: Orla Hickey
Grace Hanna
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Limerick artist Orla Hickey about how a pottery class in Skibbereen reopened her eyes to her creative abilities.
22 May 2024 Health
Health: with change in weather, farmers need to be more aware of lyme disease
Lyme disease can cause many long-term medical conditions if not treated early and now is the time to be vigilant about it as the weather gets warmer, writes Margaret Hawkins.
22 May 2024 Features
Green wave: the seaweed surge
With knowledge passed down through generations, Claire O’Sullivan took the dive into the seaweed skincare business, writes Grace Hanna.
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.
22 May 2024 Features
Gardening with Gerry: branching out with ‘Red Robin’
If you’re looking to add some vibrant colour and year-round interest to your garden, the ‘Red Robin’ can tranform your outdoor space, writes Gerry Daly.
22 May 2024 Gardening
Nature calls: taking a walk on the wild side
Ireland’s national Walks Scheme recently saw its biggest expansion to date; but valuing farmers’ contribution as custodians of the land has been key to its success, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 May 2024 Features
Win two tickets to Bord Bia Bloom
Ireland’s favourite festival of flowers and fun returns to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, this June bank holiday weekend (30 May to 3 June) and you could win tickets.
22 May 2024 Features
Author John Connell: ‘the sheep make me feel a new-found sense of prosperity’
In an extract from his number one best-seller, Twelve Sheep, farmer and writer John Connell reflects on returning to his rural roots.
22 May 2024 Features
Meet the Maker: Mairidh Nic Cormaic
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Mairidh Nic Cormaic, founder of Sew it Seams, about her handmade fleeces and accessories.
22 May 2024 Craft
Health: from clarity to quiet - the impact of sudden hearing loss
Sudden hearing loss can be frightening and strike without warning. With farmers at increased risk from machinery and farm animal noise, experts warn not to suffer in silence, writes Margaret Hawkins.
15 May 2024 Health
Watch: steering success - mastering the art of tractor driving
Having only driven a tractor once before, Sarah McIntosh was eager to get behind the wheel again and attend the pilot FRS Training women’s tractor driving course.
15 May 2024 Features
Author Ali Dunworth raises a glass to the Irish pint
Whether it’s a wedding, funeral or in the airport, having a pint is part of our culture. In a new book by Ali Dunworth, she pours this phenomenon onto the page, writes Dee Laffan.
15 May 2024 Features