Our Love Issue is out in shops now, and it is jam-packed with beautiful content
The March | April issue of Irish Country Magazine is an absolute beauty. Made with love, the Love Issue is full of stunning photoshoots, empowering interviews, inspiring ideas and engaging reads. Here are just five reasons why you’re going to want to pick up a copy…
Our incredible cover girl, Lyra
The Cork singer-songwriter shines bright in this dreamy shoot, and she opens up in a refreshingly honest chat with Klara Heron on body image, self-love and rebellion. Shot at Bond Street Studios, our team on the day were: Aaron J Hurley (photography); Megan Fox (styling, assisted by Laura Stevens), Sandra Gillen (makeup), Sian Sharkey (hair).
Getting hitched? We have 12 cool trends for 2023, from mixed bridal parties to modern bridal looks. Leonie Cornelius shows us how to grow our own wedding bouquet, plus Santis O’Garro shares her top tips on saving money when it comes to weddings – for both the bride and groom, and the guests. Plus, if you are on the hunt for hen parties with a twist, we have plenty of ideas on taking a girls’ trip in Ireland.
Love in all its forms
We don’t just focus on romantic love. Anne Tiernan (above) shares an ode to siblings, while our parenting columnist Laurie Morrisey shares a beautiful love letter to the aunties in our lives, and the mothering role they play. Meanwhile, Maria Moynihan writes about self-love, and rediscovering the parts of her she lost when dealing with loss.
A new columnist
The hilarious, ever-relatable broadcaster Muireann O’Connell has taken up residence in the magazine with her new column Hear Me Out. Sharing her (often sometimes unpopular) observations on life, this month the TV presenter and podcaster talks getting engaged. To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s an excerpt: