The new issue of Irish Country Magazine is our Love Ireland special, with lots of travel inspiration, Irish design, and homegrown talent. Here’s a look at what you’ll find inside. 

The July | August issue of Irish Country Magazine is in shops nationwide and available for digital download now. We’re so proud of this issue, which is a celebration of Irish talent, amazing businesses and the places we love. Inside this jam-packed issue, we feature the best in Irish design, rejuvenating staycation ideas, and details on this year’s Irish Made Awards. Read on below for more.

1. Claire Byrne

The leading RTÉ broadcaster has been a voice of calm during the pandemic, unflappable even when she had the virus herself. Claire reflects on her rollercoaster year so far, addresses the rumours of getting the biggest job in Irish radio, and shares her hopes for change in Irish politics. 

2. Irish fashion

We share our biggest ever edit of Irish design, with stunning pieces that are sustainably-minded and perfect for summer. In our fashion feature, Ruth O’Connor speaks to stylish Irish women about their wardrobe essentials and most-lusted for styles.

3. Unforgettable staycations

Find lots of inspiration for getaways at home this summer, with brilliant value packages for couples, stunning self-catering options for breaks away with family and friends, and breathtaking luxe hotels for a romantic trip for two. 

4. Bright & bold interiors

Summer is the perfect time to get crafty at home. We asked some of Ireland’s most popular interiors Instagram accounts for fun DIY ideas for your home and garden. Plus, in this issue’s trend report, we share bright and bold Irish-made designs to add colour to your home this summer. 

5. The Irish Made Awards are back! 

The Irish Made Awards 2020 are now open for entry, and we’re looking for brilliant producers and craftspeople across the country. If that sounds like you, or you want to nominate your favourite brand, find out more here.

Haven’t got your hands on the new issue yet? You can download it to your device here.