Irish Country Magazine September issue

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside this month!

  • Claire Brock

  • Sophisticated pastels

  • How to handle an office bully

  • DK Connemara Oysters

  • Victorian-style home in Westmeath

The new issue of Irish Country Magazine is out now and we are thrilled to have the talented Claire Brock on the cover.

As well as a stunning photoshoot with Claire, this issue is packed with features you will want to read, from the latest in skincare, health and how to destress this summer, as well as the usual array of inspiration in fashion, travel, interiors and more.

Here’s five reasons to check out the new issue:

1. Claire Brock

Claire Brock took time out from prepping for her new role as anchor of TV3’s News at 8, launching this September, to model gorgeous autumnal looks for our cover shoot. She spoke to us about her varied career in journalism, juggling parenting with her husband Trevor Hogan and the women in Irish media who inspire her.

2. Work it

Ruth O'Connor meets four women in business to get their tips on building a work wardrobe that they love to wear. She also spoke to jeweller of the moment Shaun Leane, best known for his extraordinary collaborations with Alexander McQueen. Corina Gaffey styles our chic fashion shoot which is a masterclass in how to wear this season’s sophisticated pastels, photographed by Naomi Gaffey.

3. Autumn recipes

Tracey Donaghey and our photographer Phillip Doyle visit one of the oldest oyster farms in Ireland, capturing beautiful images of the men at work and discovering stunning recipes to make the most of this delicacy. A little further afield, author Rachel Khoo shares recipes inspired by her move to Sweden, such as hearty potato and pea dumplings, smoked sausage stroganoff and chilled cucumber soup.

4. Interiors Inspiration

We visit a Victorian-inspired home with picture perfect charm in Westmeath to find out how to create a period feel in a modern home. Plus, artists Ciara O’Neill and Jane Rainey discuss the rising popularity of vibrant abstract art in Ireland and what clients can expect when commissioning a piece for their home.

5. Fascinating reads

In keeping with our work theme, Maria Moynihan investigates the devastating impact of bullying in the workplace, and Barbara Scully writes about why and how women need to continue speaking up. Róisín Healy looks at how we can support high functioning adults with autism spectrum disorders through higher education and the workplace. In parenting, Keeva Tyrrell writes about how women can take ownership of their fertility journey with a few simple tests, and Tracey Donaghey shares tips on getting kids excited about the new school year.

Inform | Inspire | Indulge