Rural Life

Home, this must be the place

Home, this must be the place

The View from Bord Bia: The final episode of the Great Irish Bake Off aired on TV last week, achieving an...

November 18, 2013

Cold weather to dominate this week

Cold weather to dominate this week

Cold weather is set to be a feature of the coming week, according to Met Eireann. Forecasters say showers will...

November 18, 2013

Inch House: Every Inch counts

Inch House: Every Inch counts

AgriLand talks to Máirin Egan about Inch House, a busy family operation that embodies the term ‘multitasking’.  Inch House was...

November 15, 2013

Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Break the silence on mental health issues – DARD

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that the provision of a dedicated suicide prevention officer...

October 30, 2013

Broadband “inadequate in parts of rural Ireland” – Minister

Broadband “inadequate in parts of rural Ireland” – Minister

The issue of broadband prevision in rural areas was raised in the Oireachtas last week. Deputy Michael Moynihan TD from...

October 30, 2013

The rocky road through Burren

The rocky road through Burren

The Burren, home to last weekend’s Winterage Weekend, has always been an immovable, rugged facet of Irish culture. Its inspiring...

October 29, 2013

Unsettled weather set to continue

Unsettled weather set to continue

Winter 2013 is set to continue to bite hard this week, with shorter evenings and Met Eireann forecasting that the...

October 29, 2013

Pump it Up!

Pump it Up!

15,000 attendants, including families, farmers, dancers, actors, joined some very big seasonal vegetables at the Virginia Pumpkin Festival in Cavan...

October 29, 2013

Winter is coming

Winter is coming

For hundreds of years, Burren farmers have marked the end of summer by herding their cattle up onto winter pastures...

October 25, 2013

Farm studs raise thousands in charity auction

Farm studs raise thousands in charity auction

More than 1,000 people attended ‘The Farmer Wants a Wife’ in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 11 October, to help...

October 23, 2013

All-Ireland hedgecutters set Guinness world record

All-Ireland hedgecutters set Guinness world record

A Guinness world record was set at the All-Ireland Hedgecutting Championships in Kilkenny at the weekend for the greatest number...

October 22, 2013

West Cork has the ‘write stuff’

West Cork has the ‘write stuff’

Four leading journalists from Germany visited West Cork this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland. The group was made up...

October 19, 2013

The cut above the rest

The cut above the rest

“It’s not as easy as it sounds,” said Mary Ann Nolan,  one of the organisers of the All-Ireland Annual Hedgecutting...

October 18, 2013

Grassroot success

Grassroot success

Success is hard work, simple as. Nobody knows this best than Sarah Baker of Cloughjordan House, who last weekend won...

October 15, 2013

This week’s farmer of the tweet: Fieldstown Farm

This week’s farmer of the tweet: Fieldstown Farm

Farmers Feed Families launched a social initiative this summer to raise awareness of daily life in farms across Ireland. Each...

October 14, 2013

Great organic tastes

Great organic tastes

More than 5,000 people visited Dublins’ Marlay Park yesterday for the inaugural National Organic Fair. The event was the brainchild...

October 14, 2013

Tweet, or the plant dies

Tweet, or the plant dies

In the spectrum of strange and weird experiments, the Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences in the US is testing...

October 12, 2013

Keep watch, stay in tune – Turn2me

Keep watch, stay in tune – Turn2me

COMMENT: Mental health is about how you think and feel and how you deal with life’s ups and downs.Your mental...

October 10, 2013