Inside the September October issue


5 reasons to read the new issue of Irish Country Magazine, with Rosanna Davison and her surrogate, Anastasiia Berezan

Cover of Irish Country Magazine with Rosanna Davison and Anastasiia Berezan

This is a very special issue of Irish Country Magazine, and we are so thrilled to share it with you all. From our cover stars’ remarkable story of friendship and family, to the number of fascinating women featured within the pages of the magazine, from the gorgeous new season style inspiration to the exciting reveal of this year’s Irish Made Awards finalists, this issue is full of inspiration.

Read on for a peek at what’s inside.

  1. Rosanna Davison and Anastasiia Berezan’s incredible story

When the war broke out in Ukraine, Rosanna Davison was wracked with fear for a Ukrainian woman who had given her family the greatest possible gift. Anastasiia Berezan is the gestational surrogate who gave birth to her daughter Sophia and she was forced to flee her home city. Here is their unbelievable journey, from surrogacy to Anastasiia’s escape from Ukraine. (This article is available to read in Ukrainian here.)


  1. Vote now in the Irish Made Awards!

Inside this issue, we are delighted to reveal the finalists in the Irish Made Awards 2022! Visit to cast your vote for Irish-made businesses across the following categories; Fashion, Beauty, Accessories, Jewellery, Food, Drink, Home, Gift, Textiles, Wellness, Kids, and Sustainability.

  1. New season ideas

Summer is slipping by and our minds are firmly focused on autumn. This season is a wonderful chance to refocus, and we have lots of inspiration on goal setting, and looking after your mind and body. Inside this issue you will also find lots of gorgeous fashion, beauty and travel inspiration, plus the chance to win a group getaway at Dunadry Hotel and Gardens. And along with some stunning interior design ideas, in this issue each reader will receive a 20% off voucher for JYSK. Happy shopping!

  1. Remarkable stories

Inside this issue, we feature inspirational women from all walks of life. Activist Máirín de Burca reflects on a life fighting for justice for women. Retired judge Gillian Hussey speaks out about social injustice and the power of second chances. In a feature on women writers across different mediums, Cathy Kelly, Jade Jordan, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan and Emily Hourican discuss writing about what interests them, not just what concerns them.

  1. Women’s healthcare

As the Government starts to action the first dedicated healthcare plan for women, Trudy Feenane speaks to experts about the new services for women experiencing menopause, endometriosis and gynaecological issues. And Dr Hazel Wallace calls out the healthcare gap in medicine, as she unveils her ground-breaking new book which is focused on women’s health.

Hazel Wallace

Read Editor Klara Heron’s editorial on the new issue here.