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...
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...

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...
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...
Free Home & Garden glossy magazine with this week's Connacht Tribune and Galway City Tribune

Home & Garden tips for Spring in Tribune’s free magazine

The Connacht Tribune will publish a Home & Garden glossy magazine this week and it will be available free with  the Galway City Tribune and Connacht Tribune. We have an excellent piece on extending or...
Ken Ring: Man of the sun, moon and stars!

August to be highlight of our 2017 weather?

Country Living with Francis Farragher There’s nothing quicker to raise the blood pressure of meteorologists and scientists than the mention of canny New Zealander, Ken Ring, whose almanacs make a stab at predicting the weather...


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