A spectacular shot of a plane landing at Leeds-Bradford Airport during Storm Doris last week.

A few wintry blasts as Spring beckons

Country Living with Francis Farragher It was a bit like the story of waiting for ages at the shelter for a bus to arrive, and then two of them arrive together. After the most benign...

Neither health nor pleasure in a goblet of the red stuff

Country Living with Francis Farragher For the record, I’ve never been a fan of red wine, and that’s putting it mildly. I’ve sipped it once or twice in my life, and scented it a few...
Brendan Behan: his image didn't do justice to his writings.

A typical ‘Paddy’ with drink and writing woes

Country Living with Francis Farragher One morning last week as I listened to Marty Whelan on the way to work he played a rare song from Brendan Behan about St. Kevin of Glendalough and the...
February: the month for new life.

Falling in love again with an old favourite

Country Living with Francis Farragher The weather might have taken a turn for the worse but there’s always something very special about the first day of February. At last, our sunrises have slipped back to...


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