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My Country Living: inspired by nature
Caóilfíonn Murphy O’Hanlon has always been inspired by nature and the folklore of her home in Slieve Gullion in Co Armagh. So much so that she has created her textile art and wool painting collection.
12 May 2021 Features
My Country Living: Co Limerick wholefoods caterer Lizzy O'Connell
Co Limerick wholefoods caterer Lizzy O’Connell talks to Janine Kennedy about coming home to the countryside after years abroad and how food, gardening and time spent with family has given her purpose
18 March 2020 Features
MCL:'I was always intrigued and fascinated by the whole atmosphere of the forge'
Patrick Strahan's love for blacksmithing was sparked when he was a young child and his passion for the craft still glows bright. In conversation Gillian Richardson
My Country Living: 'we all have our accidents, it’s part of growing up'
Ciara Murphy enjoys being innovative; whether she is in the lab, gliding across the dancefloor or tearing around the camogie pitch. In conversation with Gillian Richardson
11 March 2020 Features
'You could only do that course if you were absolutely doing it for yourself'
Niamh Stagg's time spent as a young girl observing European agricultural systems has shaped her life to date, writes Gillian Richardson
4 March 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'I wouldn't like anyone to think that I know it all, because I don't'
First-time farmer Aedín Quirke may not come from a farm, but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing her dream. In conversation with Gillian Richardson.
19 February 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'You can't go in and talk to your quad at night'
Donie Anderson's ancestors have been farming in the Glenasmole area of Dublin since the 1700s and he's keeping the history alive. In conversation with Gillian Richardson.
12 February 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'they realised it wasn’t a gun I had and they left me be'
Josephine Gilheany speaks about how her love for fashion and drapery started with a few safety pins, and she adapted to farming life. In conversation with Gillian Richardson
5 February 2020 Features
'When I was a kid, I had to catch the blood from the pig for black pudding'
Pat Hennessy isn't chasing the dream, because he's been busy chasing pigs instead. In conversation with Gillian Richardson.
29 January 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'Technically I'm farming on two continents at the moment'
Cheryl Hazenberg may be the only staff member of the ASA but that's only the tip of the iceberg that is her story. In conversation with Gillian Richardson
15 January 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'Can you ever really have enough sheep?'
Full-time sheep farmer Esther Logue is holding her own in Donegal. In conversation with Gillian Richardson
8 January 2020 Features
My Country Living: 'there was nearly a bonesetter in every county'
Dan O’Neill has been helping human and animals with his gift of bone-setting even though it scared him to start off with. In conversation with Gillian Richardson
1 January 2020 Features