Rural Life

Longford Show to Return

Longford Show to Return

Now entering its 112th year, The Longford Show and Country Fair is set to return on Saturday, July 27th. Visitors can...

July 9, 2013

Would You Marry a Farmer

Would You Marry a Farmer

Would You Marry A Farmer ? Confessions of An Irish Farmerette’ is a non-fiction book based on Irish blogger, Lorna...

July 6, 2013

Timber awards galore!

Timber awards galore!

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, Tom Hayes TD, presented...

July 5, 2013

Regressions in Credit Unions

Regressions in Credit Unions

‘Regressions’ in credit unions across Ireland are to be addressed by the Department of Finance this year with a new...

July 4, 2013

Charity begins with a Keelings berry

Charity begins with a Keelings berry

Ronan Keating this morning launched the Marks & Spencer Keelings Irish Berries Promotion in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation....

July 3, 2013

Best Kept Town winners, Castlecoote scoops first prize

Best Kept Town winners, Castlecoote scoops first prize

UPDATE: Castlecoote, Co Roscommon is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition 2013. The results were announced this...

July 2, 2013

The Farm has highest rate of occupational death

The Farm has highest rate of occupational death

The principal driver of good health and safety management on farms is taking ongoing preventative action. This was the message...

July 1, 2013

Prof Walls steals the Virginia Show

Prof Walls steals the Virginia Show

Prof Patrick Wall, associate professor of public health in University College Dublin’s School of Public Health and Population Sciences, and...

July 1, 2013

Organic summer farm walks

Organic summer farm walks

UPDATE: A nationwide series of national organic farming open days will take place this summer. Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture,...

June 28, 2013

Online payments threaten rural post offices

Online payments threaten rural post offices

An Post has once again won the tender for social welfare payment services from 2014, it was announced this morning....

June 26, 2013

Bog snorkelling as clear as mud

Bog snorkelling as clear as mud

Images of Monaghan and Ireland will be seen by more than 2.8 million people across Canada later this year, after...

June 25, 2013

Earley was a show-stopper at Kildare

Earley was a show-stopper at Kildare

The Kildare County Show on Sunday the 16th of June did not disappoint. The weather was a worry in the...

June 20, 2013

Tweeting farmers take the lead

Tweeting farmers take the lead

Farmers Feed Families  launched the first of its initiatives entitled Tweeting Farmers on the 6 June in Old Farm, Lorrha, Co...

June 18, 2013

ICA carer up for Mom of the Year

ICA carer up for Mom of the Year

“You are a mother you just get on with it.” These are the wise words of full-time carer and mother...

June 13, 2013

Social media key for ICA

Social media key for ICA

Social media and twitter are key to the future of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), its recent AGM in Portlaoise...

June 13, 2013

ICA member celebrates her 103rd birthday

ICA member celebrates her 103rd birthday

Lucy Carty, an Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) member from Bishopstown Cork celebrated her 103rd birthday recently. She celebrated this occasion...

June 13, 2013

Social farming to help people in need

Social farming to help people in need

Social farming has the potential to offer solutions to public service provision in rural areas and to re-connect farmers with...

June 12, 2013

Heavy metal

Heavy metal

Many people think that blacksmiths and metal workers no longer exist in Ireland and that they have to accept poor...

June 8, 2013