The new issue of Irish Country Magazine

A sneak peek at what’s inside the latest Irish Country Magazine, in shops Thursday

The June/July issue of Irish Country Magazine is not only our biggest issue ever, but it is very possibly our best one yet! Here's a few of the things you can expect from the beautiful new installment, out tomorrow.

Life alfresco

Making the most of your garden space is the focus of this issue, with advice for novices and inspiration that will appeal to even the most experienced gardener. We explore the Waterford Garden Trail, show how to use your outdoor space for entertaining this summer and also have an extract of Jane Power’s beautiful new book The Irish Garden. And having been busy preparing our show garden for Bloom 2015, we asked designer Fiann Ó Nualláin to explain how to create an edible garden.

Inspiring interviews

Our cover star Gemma Hayes shares her thoughts on fame and motherhood, and explains why she went a less conventional route with her latest album. We also had the pleasure of speaking with Irish fashion icon Paul Costelloe, about his creative journey and his unstoppable drive. Plus leading racehorse trainer Jessica Harrington gives us an insight into her hectic lifestyle.

Wearable fashion

We looked to the Wild West for inspiration for our fashion shoot, which is a delicious mix of leather, denim and suede. We Are Islanders designer Rachel O’Reilly discusses her career and her take on Irish women’s style. Plus we speak to Luxe Room boutique owner Catherine O’Dwyer about how she makes it work. Catherine is the first expert to be taking part in our Mentor Me programme, sharing her advice in the area of fashion buying and starting out in retail. To get in touch with Catherine, email [email protected], and tell us why you would like to be involved.

All that plus your favourites such as Food (Catherine Fulvio shares her best brunch recipes), Wellbeing (we look into The Rise of Wine O’clock), Travel (a great guide to Paris), Interiors (explore the Tiny Houses of Ireland) and more. Irish Country Magazine is on shelves Thursday, May 28th.

Inform | Inspire | Indulge