Muireann O’Connell is our July | August issue cover star! It’s the Love Ireland special, full of great food, travel and style inspiration for summer
The July | August issue of Irish Country Magazine is one we really relish putting together. It’s packed with gorgeous staycation ideas, great shows and gigs, and of course, fun summer fashion. We also wanted to ensure that there was lots of interesting content inside for you to enjoy whether you’re off on your travels, reading this poolside or flicking through while you have a cup of tea in the garden. Here’s a little peek at what’s inside.
Limerick native Muireann O’Connell isn’t afraid to say exactly what she thinks, and has done amazing work in platforming important subjects since joining the Ireland AM team. In this issue, she speaks frankly to Editor Klara Heron about not bowing to social pressures as a woman, the loss of her father and how ageing has made her feel more empowered. As her followers will know, Muireann is all about finding the fun in every situation, and as you can see, this photo shoot captures her vibrant personality.
In our travel section, we spotlight some of the best Irish staycation destinations to explore this summer. In the Inspiration interview, John and Sally McKenna discuss their 30 year career uncovering the best Irish eateries and hotels we know from their McKenna’s Guides. And Róisín Healy looks at business that are harnessing and preserving Ireland’s natural resources.
In fashion, Ruth O’Connor handpicks the best swimwear, outfits and accessories for whatever your holiday plans entail. In the fashion shoot, Amber Jean Rowan models playful looks that scream summer. Plus in interiors, check out some stylish updates for your garden, balcony or conservatory.
Flavours of summer
Try some simple and tasty recipes using the best Irish produce of summer. Ciara Leahy profiles the founder of Drumshanbo Irish gin, and gets some impressive recipe ideas. Plus, discover the top quality wine that you might be tempted to swap your usual Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc for.
Sheen Falls Lodge
This competition is really something special — one lucky winner will receive a getaway for two at the stunning Sheen Falls Lodge in Co Kerry. Enjoy dinner, spa treatments and the most spectacular views Kerry has to offer. Enter here.
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