Irish Country Living

Inflammatory bowel disease: holistic approach is key
Margaret Hawkins
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term for auto-immune conditions, the most common being Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Management requires an holistic approach, writes Margaret Hawkins
Margaret Leahy: a huge ‘go raibh maith agat’ to all the kind people in the world
An unexpected family emergency brought Margaret Leahy to the mercy of friends, family and even perfect strangers. Each one of them went above and beyond to help.
Meet Anna Hearne: farming and painting in the sunny south east
Artist Anna Hearne is a beef and tillage farmer from Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford. Here, she discusses her latest exhibition with Caitríona Bolger
Archeology and agriculture at Rathcroghan
A visit to the burial site of Queen Medb - and much more - at Rathcroghan illustrates attempts for Irish archaeology and farming to thrive together.
Salmon of knowledge: are fish farms to blame for lower wild salmon numbers?
While there are issues with wild salmon fresh water habitats, it is understood that the majority of salmon mortality occurs when they are in the ocean. Why is this?
Editorial: Policy vying for a better world without a sting in the tail
In fairy tales, a happy ending is expected but a positive outcome is often not the case in the real world. Beware the law of unintended consequences writes Amii McKeever
Katherine’s Country: the satisfaction of a beautiful, busy day on the farm
The important decisions on the farm very often start with the all-important grass walk, writes Katherine O’Leary, as she pops along for the ride
Struggling to cope with a family falling-out
Dear Miriam, I am looking for advice on how to manage a family falling-out.
Katherine's Country: my life has completely changed
As she faces into several difficult rounds of chemotherapy, Katherine O'Leary has stopped crying and is determined to get the job of recovery done.
Going wild with your garden lawn
The recent No-Mow May initiative, promoted by An Post and the National Biodiversity Centre, is the latest in the promotion of wildflower grassland area in a garden setting, writes Gerry Daly.
Playing the GAA relegation game
With the All-Ireland coming to a close, the biggest source of jeopardy in hurling now becomes whether or not Wexford will be relegated to the Joe McDonagh cup. Denis Hurley writes
Fortune favours the breeder
Helen Sharp celebrates some positives for breeders this month, including a win at auction and the launch of the Horse Sport Ireland breeding initiatives.
IRISH HORSE: Irish racing and breeding industries bolstered by Deloitte report
“Other sports are entitled to look for increased funding but they should do so on their own merits.”
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
Farm safely – look up and look out for electricity poles and wires
ESB Networks Public Safety Manager Michael Murray is reminding farmers to take necessary safety precautions with overhead wires, poles and stay wires ahead of the busy forage saving season.
Over half a million acres of farm land mapped using FREE mapping tool
All farmers in Ireland and the UK can now map their farms for free in a matter of minutes, thanks to a service launched by Herdwatch, the leading farm management software used on over 18,000 farms.
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