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Three Little
Eithne Shortall
Martha used to
be a force of
nature: calm,
collected, and
in charge. But
since moving
her husband
and two
daughters to
Dublin under
sudden and mysterious circumstances,
she can't seem to find her footing.
Robin was the "it" girl in school,
destined for success. Now she's back
at her parents' with her four-year-old
son, vowing that her ne'er-do-well
ex is out of the picture for good.
Edie has everything she could want,
apart from a baby, and the acceptance
of her new neighbours. She longs
to be one of the girls, and to figure
out why her perfect husband seems
to be avoiding their perfect future.
Three women looking for a fresh start
on idyllic Pine Road. Their friendship
will change their lives, and reveal
secrets they never imagined. Liane
Moriarty meets Lisa Jewell in this
story of the love a airs, rivalries and
scandals that hide behind every door...
What age is Robin's son?
As Time
Goes By
Alice Taylor
Alice began the
year wondering
how she would
feel about
reaching eighty
and so she
decided to keep
a journal. 208
turned out to be
far from normal
with storms, blizzards, blistering sun,
server drought and water shortages;
weather that impacted on everyone's
life. A year brings lots of twists and
turns to us all and Alice was pleasantly
surprised to discover that it was just
another milestone on a journey that
is still varied and interesting. Here,
she writes about these feelings, and
the many pleasant and challenging
events of her eightieth year.
Alice Taylor has lived in the village
of Innishannon since 1961 and
documented village life over the
years, especially in her books The
village and The Parish. In her new
book she looks at life in today's
Ireland and the e orts of her village
to maintain a sense of identity and
of a vibrant, caring community as it
spreads from a quiet tranquil oasis
out to many new housing estates.
In what year does Alice turn 80?
Burren Dinners
Trevis L.
What do chefs
cook when they
have friends and
family round
for dinner?
author Trevis
L. Gleason
asked just that
of the renowned chefs and artisanal
food producers of The Burren.
Influenced by their rugged
surroundings, pristine indigenous
ingredients and generations-old
passion for communal dining,
the leading voices in The Burren
food scene share treasured three-
course dinner-party menus they'd
serve in their own homes.
From everyday dining to special
occasions, these foodies share their
recipes and Trevis serves up the back-
stories of these creative, passionate,
hard-working lovers of food at its best.
Where is The Burren?
Last month's book winners: Maurice Twomey, Blarney, Co. Cork; Siobhan Ward, Swinford, Co. Mayo; Maureen O'Meara, Leap, Co. Cork; Mary Twomey,
Donoughmore, Co. Cork; Noreen Murphy, Knockboy, Co. Waterford; Anna Twomey, Blarney, Co. Cork; Amy Calnan, Clonakilty, Co. Cork; Bernie Coyle,
Naul, Co. Dublin; Christina O'Connell, Askeaton, Co. Limerick; James Munroe, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin; Dermot Coyle, Naul, Co. Dublin; Oonagh Lynch
Smyth, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Prizes Galore
IFM has three excellent page-turners up for grabs this month:
Skellig: Three Little Truths by Eithne Shortall, As Time Goes By by Alice Taylor and
Burren Dinners by Trevis L. Gleason.
To be in with a chance to win, answer the questions below and send them to:
Competitions, Irish Farmers Monthly, Units 2-4 Castlecourt, Monsktown Farm,
Glenageary, Co Dublin. Answers must arrive by November 29.
Don't forget to follow the Irish Farmers Monthly
Twitter feed @farmersmonthly
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Teagasc analysed over
42,000 soil samples from
grassland farms in 2018.
It shows that 50% of the
samples were index 1
or 2 for K. More focus is
needed at farm level to
make sure our soils are
functioning e ciently.
More info in @Teagasc-
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One Health Research
"Being a Sustainable Dairy
Farmer" - the theme of
this year's Teagasc Na-
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is sustainability in the
dairy industry. Dec 3rd,
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Irish Embassy Korea
Great to share high quality
and safely and sustainably
produced Irish pork with
60 Korean meat company
representatives at the Eu-
ropean Pork & Beef Net-
working Dinner with our @
BordBia colleagues Kieran
Fitzgerald and Joe Moore.
Greta's speech in New
York, moved her to tears,
says Mary Robinson.
Every day the news on
climate change gets
worse. #RDSvision
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