Ear infections are very common and can be very distressing for your pets
Ciara Galvin’s boyfriend’s dog breaks out and goes looking for her owner in the most likely place – the local pub
Ciara Moynihan chats to Lynda Huxley about the charms of swifts and how Mayo is leading the way on saving these plucky little birds
A brush with a pillar leaves Ciara Galvin’s much-loved car, Black Beauty, a little more lame donkey than prized stallion
Ciara Galvin chats to Westport native Sr Mary Walsh, who set sail for New York with her sister in 1952
Maggie Gibbons chat to Carracastle woman Kate King-Roberts, who took up modelling at the age of 58
In this week’s Diary of a Home Bird, Ciara Galvin reveals her family’s penchant for prankery
Putting an animal down is the hardest decision a pet owner has to make in the life of their pet, writes vet Esther van Luipen
Ollie, an 18-month-old Boxer cross, is this July’s Mutt of the Month, and he’s looking for a loving home
Mutt of the Month
July - Ollie
I’m Ollie and I’m a stunning Boxer-cross boy of a mere 18 months. They say I’m a bit of a clown, but I’m just living up to my Boxer heritage! I’m a happy, goofy, active dog who would adore an active family to play with.
They also say I’m a nice, gentle boy, although they think I might need a bit of guidance to help me become the super, well-behaved dog I was born to be, as I still get a bit over-excited at times. I’m super loving to make up for still being a bit bouncy, so I’m well worth putting a little work into.Ollie is just one of many Mayo and Galway rescue dogs at Connemara-based Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption (MADRA) looking for a loving home. All dogs will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please see www.madra.ie, visit MADRA’s Facebook page or call or text Marina on 086 8149026.
Edwin McGreal meets Louis Walsh’s new band Hometown at member Cian Morrin’s family home in Breaffy
In this week’s Diary of a Home Bird, Ciara Galvin finds herself – once again – foiled by a wine-bottle cork