Providing building blocks of rural life

Q&A: Jim Connolly, RRI
‘In Ireland, no matter where we live, we have a rural culture in our DNA’

Mallow SAR members preparing one of their RIBs and divingequipment for a search at Ballybunion, Co Kerry.

Above and beyond the call of duty

Q&A: Mallow SAR
Search and rescue teams put their lives on the line 24/7, on a voluntary basis.


Making children aware of our rivers

Q&A: Mark Boyden
Environmental group’s project teaches local pupils about our biodiversity


Co-operation is key to growing a private forestry enterprise

Private forestry growers have been matching Coillte for acreage planted.


Man’s best friend gets a welcome staycation

Q&A: Yvonne Naughton
Finding a good place to leave your pet is vital for you to enjoy your own holiday.

Claire McGee, with the wig made with Rapunzel Foundation hair.

Restoring people’s crowning glory

Q&A: Anna Furlong
The Rapunzel Foundation offers natural-looking wigs to all age groups.

Lord David Puttnam with IRL lifelong learning participant Kitty Flynn from Killbeggan, Co Westmeath

Enjoying benefits of lifelong learning

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, “is to learn something.


Business guru fights for future of forestry

Q&A: Bill Liao
Coder Dojo founder Bill Liao publishes fascinating account of forest wildlife.

upert Isaacson, working with a child participating in the Horse Boy Foundation; he will be speaking at Bantry Literary Festival 2014.

Horse play with deep spiritual benefits

Children with autism and attention deficit disorder often struggle to communicate – but put them with horses and they can achieve so much. 


Family revisits site of fallen war hero

Cork family’s trip to WWI burial site sparks journey into the history of war