Irish Country Living

Meet The Maker: ceramic artist Ola Wartak-Tolak
In this week’s Meet The Maker, Maria Moynihan chats to ceramic artist Ola Wartak-Tolak.
Legal: ‘as a trained farmer, how do I claim for stamp relief’?
Having completed the Green Cert, a young farmer is entitled to have the stamp duty reimbursed. Aisling Meehan explains how to navigate the refund.
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.
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.
Katherine's Country: ‘the birth of every baby is special'
I am thrilled to introduce my new grandson – Peter O’Leary, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Editorial: cracking Christmas experiences on farms
From handpicking her Christmas tree to meeting the big man in red, Ciara Leahy kicks off the festive season with two farm experiences.
From 'Mart and Market' and live streaming livestock marts to a gingerbread farm
At the Michael Dillon Memorial lecture, Mairéad McGuinness spoke about the legacy of 'cowjack' but there are similarities to her own career in agricultural journalism, writes Ciara Leahy.
Katherine's Country: Dairy day – a great day
“There is profit to be made, there has to be otherwise, we are out of business” writes Katherine O’Leary. An interesting Dairy Day inspired farmers with lively discussion and debate.
‘Connacht must regroup quickly for the next clash’
The European Rugby Champions Cup starts with a refreshed format this weekend, but are the boosts in match attendences worth a less exciting competition? writes Denis Hurley.
Irish Horse: Teahupoo toughs it out again in Hatton’s Grace
The Robcour-owned six-year-old further strengthened the lead of both Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy in their respective championships, writes Ronan Groome.
It’s all about location, location in Co Wexford
Located near Enniscorthy, this farm sits between the town and motorway, with plenty of road frontage, writes Paul Mooney.
23.4ac of good land in quiet countryside
This is an area of intensive farming on good limestone land, writes Paul Mooney.
ACA organic online meetings open to all farmers 29 November & 6 December
Open online meetings will be held for farmers and their families to engage in meaningful discussions about the various procedures and best practices associated with organic farming enterprises.
GAIN Pre-Calver Gold success on Laois farm
Dairy farmers Richard and Ian Galbraith discuss the success of supplementing GAIN Pre-Calver Gold to their 110-cow herd in Co Laois.
Harnessing the Soil Microbiome for Sustainable Agriculture in the 'Human' Era
Science Week is a national celebration of science, with hundreds of in-person and hybrid events taking place nationwide. Running from 12-19 November
New quad bike regulations - are you ready?
Quad bikes are designed to cope with a wide variety of terrain types and so are a fantastic aid for farm work - by Ciaran Roche, FBD risk manager.
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