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A Week in the Country
Deirdre Verney
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
A Week in the Country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
3 July 2024 l2
Rural: homeowners making it easier for criminals
Victims of rural crime across the country are supported by a Mayo based charity but Gardaí urge communities to be proactive in protecting themselves and their property, writes Jacqueline Hogge.
IFJ Junior: capturing the countryside
Young photographer Harry Ryan is a regular sight out and about capturing rural scenes and farmers working on the land.
26 June 2024 l2
Vacant to vibrant: building a future with the Vacant Property Renovation Grant
Hoping to avail of the Vacant Property Renovation Grant and revive an old cottage in Kerry, Tony Malone and Niamh O’Mahony are bringing Irish Country Living on their journey, writes Tomy Moyles.
5 June 2024 Features
Sligo woman Gemma Smyth: trading city life for space to breathe
As more people choose country over city living, Sligo woman Gemma Smyth shares her experience of leaving Dublin for a slower pace of life on the Atlantic coast, writes Jacqueline Hogge.
5 June 2024 Features
Nature calls: taking a walk on the wild side
Ireland’s national Walks Scheme recently saw its biggest expansion to date; but valuing farmers’ contribution as custodians of the land has been key to its success, writes Maria Moynihan.
22 May 2024 Features
From west Canada to running a rural guesthouse in west Cork
Meet the young couple who swapped city living in western Canada to run a rural guesthouse in west Cork, writes Maria Moynihan.
15 May 2024 Features
How surviving a stroke led to helping others
Sinéad Lucey Brennan suffered a stroke at the age of 28. Eight years on, she is an advocate for those with disabilities, visible and hidden, writes Margaret Hawkins.
13 March 2024 Health
Up to €70,000 to do up your old farmhouse
Whether it’s a rundown house for sale or a derelict farmhouse, the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant means many are giving old buildings a new lease of life. Ciara Leahy and Tommy Moyles report.
6 March 2024 Property
Musical magic at Jim of the Mills
Rural pubs are in sharp decline but that elusive combination of culture, music and a warm welcome keeps Jim of the Mills in Tipperary packed on a Thursday night, writes Ciara Leahy.
28 February 2024 Editorial
Mullooly Matters
An Post bursts the tyres with closures after the State makes a new rural wheel, writes Ciaran Mullooly.
21 February 2024 Blog