The new issue has all you need to inspire your next home update, lots of ideas for upcoming weddings, plus an intimate interview with Marian Keyes in her stunning home

We are ready for spring and to start making plans for the year ahead. The new issue has lots of great ideas to inspire your next project, whether you’re giving your home a new lease of life or plotting your big day.

The March | April issue is in shops now and it really is a joy. Here’s a peek at what’s inside:

Marian Keyes 

The iconic Irish author welcomes the Irish Country Magazine team into her home for this stunning cover shoot. Inside, not only does she give us a sneak peek at her amazing shoe collection, she speaks to Klara Heron about her concerns for Ireland at this time of political upheaval, her love of beauty products and Botox, and why she adores Irish women. 

Transform your home on a budget

We speak to DIY expert Laura de Barra about her new book, Gaff Goddess, and we share some inspiration for your next stress-free home update. We also take a tour of a stunning renovation project in Malahide village. 

Pause for thought

In a moving personal essay, Mary Cate Smith writes about supporting her sister through her cancer diagnosis*. Róisín Healy speaks to Dr Harry Barry about his new book Emotional Healing, to find out how we can weather life’s inevitable challenges and heal old wounds.

*If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, there are lots of resources you can turn to for support. There are 39 independently-governed and self-fundraising cancer support centres around the country with online communities, information, support and financial aid available. Visit cancer.ie for more details.

Wedding bells 

Discover on-trend style inspiration ahead of wedding season. If your planning your own big day, take a look at our guide to the best venues in Ireland, for luxurious hen weekends away to stunning estates for a reception to remember. 

Look your best

Enhance your skin with some DIY pampering, thanks to Aisling Keenan’s guide to attaining salon-worthy skin at home. Klara Heron delves into the latest new releases from Chanel and Clarins, and we have your spring mani inspiration sorted in our trend report.