Five reasons to read our sparkling new issue, out in shops now!
Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year: the Christmas issue of Irish Country Magazine has landed, with 138 pages of all you need to feel merry and bright this festive season. Here are some of the team’s highlights!
Our fierce, fabulous cover star utterly shines in this photoshoot, snapped by Aaron Hurley, styled by Anne O’Shea (with Orlaigh King and Adam Walsh on assistant duties), with hair by Nadine Walshe and makeup by Ben Sun. The podcast host talks about her empowering career move, taking control of her life, and speaking out on issues she feels passionately about.
“Obviously, the move [to do my own podcast] was scary, financially and otherwise, but life is short and right now, I’m really, really happy,” she tells us. Don’t miss these dreamy photos and inspiring interview from one of the country’s most brilliant broadcasters.
Gift guide galore
We have countless ideas for treating your loved ones this festive season, with a special focus on presents under €50. We also shine a spotlight on Irish-made design and the travel experiences that will guarantee you’re in the good books on Christmas morning. Also, don’t miss our amazing subscription offer, which includes an incredible free gift!
Ruth O’Connor chats to the Dublin singer-songwriter as she prepares to embark on her international tour. Having just played to a sold-out 3Olympia Theatre, Sorcha opens up about the journey she has taken on her path to success, what inspires her lyrics, and how supportive the Irish music scene is.
Sparkle and shine
If you need inspiration for your office party or Christmas reunion night out, we have some divine ideas, using a mixture of second hand heroes, high street steals and rental pieces that can be loved again and again. We particularly love this feather dress by Asos Design, available to rent from Happy Days.
Eat, drink and be merry
From delectable desserts to wow your guests and top chefs sharing their favourite sides, to new beer columnist Janine Kennedy on Irish craft beers to try, your mouth will water whilst perusing these pages. Plus, open your mind to an alternate holiday feast with sustainable (and delicious) wild venison.
To read Klara’s Editor Letter, click here.