Our new edition is pretty special; here’s a closer look inside
The December issue of Irish Country Magazine is in shops tomorrow, packed with inspiring interviews, beautiful fashion, festive feasting, gifting ideas and more. With plenty of wonderful reading to indulge in over the busy Christmas period, here are just a couple of the team’s highlights of what you can look forward to.
We are truly honoured to have Ireland’s first-ever female president, 33 years after her inauguration, as this month’s cover star. Mary Robinson speaks to Niamh Devereux about her ongoing legacy, how she’s never stopped fighting for human rights, her mission for women to unite against the climate crisis and what life is like for her, away from the world stage, as she approaches 80 years of age.
The green gift guide
Looking for thoughtful, considered presents for your loved ones? We have a beautifully curated list of gifts with an emphasis on sustainable, Irish-made options. Plus, in our Fashion pages, we have ways in which to dress with the environment in mind over the holiday season.
In the midst of her 40th anniversary tour, national treasure Mary Black reflects with us on her incredible career, and shares how she has finally struck a balance that works for her between her music and family.
Best in beauty
What are the stand out products from 2023? The ones that are actually worth spending your money on? Aisling Keenan shares the tried and tested cosmetics she vouches for as the best in show.
The Invisible Struggle of ADHD
We are thrilled to be shortlisted for two categories in this year’s Headline Mental Health Media Awards for The Invisible Struggle series. This issue, the spotlight is on a much-discussed but highly misunderstood condition: ADHD. Image above by Sarah Gray.
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