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DIY: for the love of art; studying at the NCAD
Ilka Denker
Many have art as a hobby, but Eva Harrington has taken her love for art a step further, as she tells Ilka Denker about her studies in the National College of Art and Design in Dublin.
30 March 2022 Features
Finding resilience after the loss of a baby
In our Rise series exploring resilience, Maria Moynihan talks to Aoife Kirwan, who lost her baby son Rory in 2016, and now supports other bereaved parents on their journey of loss and love.
15 March 2022 Features
Mother’s Day gift guide – spoil, treat, love and spend time
For all your mother has given you, she probably deserves the world. Until we can make that happen, spoil your mom with one of these lovely gifts, all from Irish businesses. Ilka Denker writes.
My Country Living with art teacher Amanda Bentley Curran
Having moved from Bermuda to Barrow after falling for a butcher, artist Amanda Bentley Curran has found everything she needs to inspire her on the Kerry coast. In conversation with Maria Moynihan.
9 March 2022 Features
Desperate Farmwife: the rose-tinted glasses of my youth are rusted over
Is our Desperate Farmwife a bit of an ice queen, or is she just feeling jaded by the lack of change in the lives of married mothers over the years? It’s hard to say.
2 March 2022 Features
A Week in the Country
From romantic proposals to money-saving tips, find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
23 February 2022 Features
Folklore and Valentine’s traditions: say it with spoons
Forget Hallmark and flowers; this Valentine’s Day, say it with spoons, writes folklorist Shane Lehane.
9 February 2022 Features
The law of (physical not virtual) attraction
Replacing physical interactions with virtual may have been the COVID-19 norm but now is the time to get out there and mingle, writes Paul Numan.
9 February 2022 Living Life
Valentine’s Day: memories from the team
From the good to the bad, the happy and the sad, most people have memories associated with Valentine’s Day. Here members of the Irish Country Living and Irish Farmers Journal team share theirs.
9 February 2022 Living Life
Finding resilience and leaving the farm after the death of a life partner
When Margaret Leahy was widowed at 49, she was scared of what the future might hold. As part of a new series exploring resilience, Rise, she tells Maria Moynihan how she found her feet again.
2 February 2022 Features
DIY: how to make a jewellery gift card in 10 easy steps
Whether it is for your Valentine, Galentine or simply just a gift, Ilka Denker shows you how to customise your own jewellery gift card.
31 January 2022 Craft
Where have all the gentlemen gone?
Dear Miriam, where have all the gentlemen gone; I would love to meet a kind man who is interested in getting to know me.
26 January 2022 Ask Miriam