Leitrim

Leitrim farmer ‘springs’ into action with skincare range

Leitrim farmer ‘springs’ into action with skincare range

An organic farmer from outside Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, is harnessing the qualities of sulphur water which springs from beneath his...

February 13, 2022

Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Beef Focus: Leitrim Macra chair’s Drumkeerin suckler farm

Farming outside Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim, Ciaran Clancy is a part-time suckler farmer and the current chairperson of Leitrim Macra na...

January 9, 2022

Farming couple open ‘Honestly’ drive-through

Farming couple open ‘Honestly’ drive-through

A farming couple has just opened ‘Honestly’ a drive-through with a difference in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Liam and Justina Gavin...

January 1, 2022

From quail eggs to donkey milk soap, Leitrim raises the bar

From quail eggs to donkey milk soap, Leitrim raises the bar

A Leitrim-based woman who supplies supermarkets and restaurants around the country with quail eggs, has now moved into the production...

October 24, 2021

Sheep wool used to build walking trails in Co. Leitrim

Sheep wool used to build walking trails in Co. Leitrim

A volunteer group in Co. Leitrim has found a novel use for sheep wool – using it in the construction...

August 16, 2021

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

Agri-tourism business set to invest €7m in northwest

A unique agri-tourism business promoting organic food, sustainable farming and processing is set to invest €7m and create upwards of...

July 25, 2021

Gardaí investigate farm theft incident in Leitrim

Gardaí investigate farm theft incident in Leitrim

Investigations are ongoing into an incident of theft from a farm premises in Co. Leitrim over the weekend. The incident...

May 31, 2021

Leitrim farmers spearhead renovation of O’Rourke’s Table

Leitrim farmers spearhead renovation of O’Rourke’s Table

A number of Leitrim farmers are leading the charge on a project to restore a well-known local beauty spot in...

May 24, 2021

Rural depopulation: ‘We’re walking into a disaster and no one is saying stop’

Rural depopulation: ‘We’re walking into a disaster and no one is saying stop’

Rural depopulation is becoming a central problem in Co. Leitrim – and has not been helped by housing regulations, according...

November 24, 2020

Digger set on fire in Leitrim prompts Garda investigations

Digger set on fire in Leitrim prompts Garda investigations

An Garda Síochána has begun investigations into an incident earlier this week where a digger was set on fire in...

November 19, 2020

Man arrested after Gardaí seize counterfeit bull bars worth €50,000

Man arrested after Gardaí seize counterfeit bull bars worth €50,000

Members of An Garda Síochána have arrested a man for questioning after counterfeit bull bars worth an estimated €50,000 were...

October 22, 2020

Video: Knowing when your lambs are ready ‘to maximise profitability’

Video: Knowing when your lambs are ready ‘to maximise profitability’

A video has been produced in which farmers are being urged to “know when their lambs are ready” at optimal...

August 21, 2020

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Leitrim

Glyphosate detected in drinking water in Leitrim

Exceedances for the pesticide glyphosate have been detected in the public drinking water supplies in four different areas of Co....

July 3, 2020

Government aid sought to remedy damage caused by Leitrim landslide

Government aid sought to remedy damage caused by Leitrim landslide

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been called on by independent TD Marian Harkin to provide government aid to remedy damage to...

June 30, 2020

Leitrim man gets lift home from airport…in cattle trailer

Leitrim man gets lift home from airport…in cattle trailer

A Leitrim man made a trip home from Dublin Airport to the “O’Rourke County” through the unusual method of travelling...

March 25, 2020

30 horses abandoned in Leitrim forest over 12-month period

30 horses abandoned in Leitrim forest over 12-month period

Investigations are underway following evidence suggesting that 30 horses have been abandoned over the past 12 months in a forest...

January 29, 2020

Carrigallen Macra to host ‘Mind our Men’ discussion night

Carrigallen Macra to host ‘Mind our Men’ discussion night

The Carrigallen branch of Macra na Feirme is set to host a men’s health information evening on Thursday, November 7....

November 4, 2019

Study into forestry in Leitrim ‘nothing but a tick-box exercise’ – Collins

Study into forestry in Leitrim ‘nothing but a tick-box exercise’ – Collins

The recent study into the impact of forestry in Co. Leitrim has been described as “flawed” and “nothing but a...

September 24, 2019