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My Country Living: ‘I love writing ... It’s a passion’
Anne O'Donoghue
From a young age Anne Frehill loved reading and writing, but it was only recently that she took the bull by the horns and published two novels. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
7 September 2022 Features
Polio survivor ‘I lost the vocabulary of family; the hospital was my home’.
In our Rise resilience series, Maria Moynihan talks to polio survivor Bridie McMahon, who overcame childhood trauma to live a life of adventure; from returning to college to dancing for John Lennon
24 August 2022 Features
Learning about the EU and EU agriculture at The Irish College Leuven
Founded in 1607, the Irish College in Leuven is a beacon of Irish heritage and history open to all that wish to learn. On a study tour, Amii McKeever spoke with the college CEO David Grant.
Creating creative kids in Kilkenny
Nominated for five Oscars, Cartoon Saloon is not only a powerhouse employer in Kilkenny but right at the cities creative heart. Amii McKeever brought the kids to explore her artistic vibe.
10 August 2022 Features
A living history at Killruddery House and Gardens
This Co Wicklow estate has been home to the Earl and Countess of Meath since the 1600s - and the land has been farmed since that time, as well. Janine Kennedy writes.
29 June 2022 Features
The ‘agri’-ment of James Joyce
To mark Bloomsday, a celebration of Irish literary great James Joyce, Philip Joyce, James Joyce’s grand-nephew, takes a look at agricultural references in Ulysses.
15 June 2022 Living Life
Holiday at Home: Armagh, where spirituality meets science
Armagh is the only county in Ireland Anne O’Donoghue has (potentially) never visited, and it was well worth the wait.
1 June 2022 Travel
Maggie Farrelly, the first woman to referee men’s intercounty football
Maggie Farrelly was first asked to take on the role of referee by her club. Since then, she has gone on to blaze a trail for female referees in GAA, writes Anne O’Donoghue
25 May 2022 Living Life
Tales from the Parish: Great Famine Voices and more
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.
18 May 2022 Features
Travel: exploring Virginia and Maryland
From hunting to history, Virginia and Maryland have much to offer the Irish visitor, writes Liam Clancy
27 April 2022 Features