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Tales from the Parish: Great Famine Voices and more
Janine Kennedy
The National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House and Gardens has completed its renovations and will offer a more interactive experience to visitors.
18 May 2022 Features
Holiday at Home: one Coole castle in Fermanagh
The McKeevers took a trip to Fermanagh for their Holiday at Home this year. The verdict of the little people? Thumbs up; but let’s get more water activities in the next time.
18 May 2022 Features
’If the walls could talk’ - tales from Blessingbourne Estate in Fermanagh
To set yourself up for the history and heritage of Co Fermanagh, where better to start than with a family soaked in history themselves, the Lowrys of Blessingbourne Estate.
Gardening with Gerry Daly: ring-a-ding-ding with bluebells
This week in the garden Gerry Daly talk bluebells, rhododendron and the job to get done at the moment.
18 May 2022 Gardening
Welcome to a week in the country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
18 May 2022 Features
Legal Matters: farm worker - employee or self-employed?
Agri-solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a reader's query regarding workers' rights for employees and self-employed people working within agricultural services
18 May 2022 Features
Denny Fitz: strife- and strikes- on the golf course
The annual golf classic often feels like more trouble than it’s worth; not least when the winners’ legitimacy will be questioned, writes Denny Fitz.
18 May 2022 Features
Stuck in the middle with ewe
Holly Crawford’s new book is a traditional love story, just with added sheep. She discusses moving from England to a Northern Ireland sheep farm in conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
18 May 2022 Features
Rise Series: finding resilience and gratitude while living with cancer
As part of the “Rise” series exploring personal resilience in challenging circumstances, Maria Moynihan talks to Mairéad O’Sullivan about how she finds gratitude in every day while living with cancer.
18 May 2022 Features
Health: why we need to be more aware of kidney disease
Kidney disease is very common, but is it given enough attention? Margaret Hawkins reports.
18 May 2022 Health
Meet The Maker: artist and illustrator Linda Schaefer
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan talks to Co Kildare-based artist and illustrator Linda Schaefer of Wild Paper Studio
18 May 2022 Features
Mary’s Garden: train a laburnum arch
Is there an early summer sight more glorious than a well-fashioned laburnum arch? Mary Keenan thinks not.
11 May 2022 Gardening