From inspiring stories to news on food, farming and events, Irish Country Living is your guide to life in rural Ireland

Fashion: sparkle in signature style this party season
Claire Murrihy looks at how to add sparkle and style to your wardrobe this festive season, without compromising your own personal style.
6 December 2023 Gardening
Mary Keenan’s Garden Diary: creating a warm, festive welcome
As the festive season approaches, Mary Keenan offers advice on how to make your Christmas tree last and preparing your garden for visitors.
6 December 2023 Features
Ask Miriam: ‘How do I know if this handsome man likes me’?
A reader asks Miriam for advice on whether she should pursue a romantic relationship with her course instructor.
Margaret Leahy: things change, but the feeling of Christmas remains the same
Traditions are passed down, sure, but they also change with each generation - and that's not necessarily a bad thing, writes Margaret Leahy.
6 December 2023 Features
Petals and Paper: artist turns trash to treasure
Shirley Mcloughney has always loved art, but she didn't realise it could have a positive environmental impact - until she created her business, Petals and Paper, writes Janine Kennedy.
6 December 2023 Features
Beauty treats full of Christmas cheer
Looking for the best beauty buys for Christmas? Dolly Buckley has you sorted.
6 December 2023 Features
Merry ways to decorate your home
Twinkling lights, that Christmas tree smell, the nostalgia of special decorations enjoyed year after year — interior designer Máire Hennessy O’Connor shares her top tips for decorating your home.
6 December 2023 Craft
Welcome to a week in the country
Falling in love, gravy bliss and frosty farm work - it all went down this past week in the country.
6 December 2023 Features
‘Suicide in the Irish farming community is a significant area of concern’
Through an online information evening, Embrace FARM and HUGG joined forces to offer farming families dealing with suicide and bereavement support and resources, writes Sarah McIntosh.
6 December 2023 Features
Asbestos: ‘for farmers, the risk is in old machinery and older buildings
The use of asbestos as an insulator and fireproofing product was banned in 1999, but the fibrous mineral can still pose a serious cancer risk, writes Margaret Hawkins.
6 December 2023 Health
Meet The Maker: ceramic artist Ola Wartak-Tolak
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan chats to ceramic artist Ola Wartak-Tolak.
6 December 2023 Features
Ask Miriam: 'It feels like I am invisible to my wife'
A reader reaches out to Miriam to ask her advice about his wife's busy social life and the loneliness he feels
29 November 2023 Features