Inside the May | June issue of Irish Country Magazine

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Pick up the new issue of Irish Country Magazine for fun fashion, ideas for a summer to remember and year five of the Irish Made Awards

Cover star Aisling Bea

Triple threat writer, actor and comedian Aisling Bea is our cover star. The Kildare native has blazed a trail in her television career, with the second series of her acclaimed show This Way Up returning this summer. She spoke to Klara Heron about striving for success, growing up in the Curragh, and the importance of sisterhood.

Style for all

The stunning fashion shoot features only size inclusive brands and up-and-coming Irish designers. Fashion writer Ruth O’Connor speaks to some of Ireland’s most stylish women about how to rediscover our own individual look regardless of trends.

Glorious food

The couple behind the Heston Blumenthal-approved Abernethy Butter share the secret to their success — a traditional butter churn and cows milked by robots. We also have recipes and gardening projects for kids that will get them excited about growing and most importantly eating vegetables. Plus, inject a little Italian flavour into your summer with deli-inspired recipes.

Little Gardeners’ Cake

The great escape

We can almost taste the freedom that is just around the corner. As we await the easing of travel restrictions and the reopening of accommodation across the country, we share getaway ideas for groups, families, and special occasions. This summer will also surely be jam-packed with day trips as we all venture outside our 5km and beyond. Discover where to find itineraries, hiking routes and adventurous activities.

Irish Made Awards 2021

The Irish Made Awards are back! If your business creates something special here in Ireland we want to hear from you. Entry is now open, for makers across the following categories; food, drink, fashion, beauty, accessories, jewellery, textiles, gift, furniture and home. Visit irishcountrymagazine.ie/awards for more info.

Launching the 5th annual 'Irish Made Awards' are Bríd O'Connell -Guaranteed Irish, Klara Heron, Editor Irish Country Magazine and Brian McGee from the Design & Crafts Council Ireland

Launching the 5th annual Irish Made Awards are Bríd O’Connell of Guaranteed Irish, Klara Heron, Editor Irish Country Magazine and Brian McGee from the Design & Crafts Council Ireland