In the new issue of Irish Country Magazine, Charlene McKenna chats about life on the Peaky Blinders set, plus discover the best wedding looks for spring brides and guests, Ireland’s most relaxing spa breaks, and so much more
We’re so excited to share a brand new issue of Irish Country Magazine, filled with fascinating topics and inspiration for the months ahead. This is the Love Issue, and inside you will find ideas for upcoming weddings, relationship advice as well as lots of empowering stories and all your regular favourites. The March/April issue of Irish Country Magazine is available in shops and for digital download now.
The ICM team met our cover star Charlene in Belfast for this gorgeous photoshoot in the Titanic Hotel. Just after celebrating her first wedding anniversary, she spoke to us about loving married life, and filming the final season of Peaky Blinders and the TV adaptation of Graham Norton’s book Holding.
All you need is love
As well as romantic looks in our cover story, in the fashion pages, Ruth O’Connor shares a detailed guide for contemporary brides, bridal parties and guests who want to impress. For people in need of a little help in the love department, sex educator Jenny Keane and relationship and relationship therapist Fidelia Idogho share their advice.
Heather Skinner is a young woman who is determined to change the cancer conversation in this country. TD Holly Cairns sheds light on what keeps her motivated to fight for causes she believes in and how she addresses sexism in politics.
Rest & relaxation
If you’re looking for a staycation that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed, we have a selection of spa reviews and packages to suit every budget. Plus, we have selected the best Afternoon Teas to enjoy with your loved ones this spring.
Janine Kennedy looks into gender inequality in healthcare, and how it forces women to endure unnecessary pain and trauma. In the aftermath of Ashling Murphy’s murder, Róisín Healy looks at how Ireland can and must change to make women and girls’ safer. Plus, psychotherapist and author Mia Döring writes a letter to her 16-year-old self, reflecting on her experience of rape and sexual exploitation.