Other features


The Sunday Times Magazine

How it feels to race around the world: Dee Caffari

The Irish Independent, Weekend Magazine

Oceans of Adventure – the greatest ever sailing challenge (online)
Oceans of Adventure – the greatest ever sailing challenge (PDF)

The Sunday Times

Features (interviews):


Outside (Online)
Dee Caffari, Volvo Ocean Race Skipper, 2017/8

Decision Magazine

Outsider Magazine

The Sunday Business Post

The Irish Times

You Magazine, with The Irish Daily Mail

  • Some Mothers Do Share Em – Style Feature. Published 13 July 2013
  • Mum’s The Boss – Mother and daughters who work together. Published 20 April 2013.
  • Overnight Sensations – Unusual B&Bs in Ireland. Published 18 August 2012
  • From Mount Merrion to the Maasai Mara – feature. Published: 28 January 2012
  • Emma Dowley, Round the World Sailor. Published: 23 July 2011



Irish Independent


The Irish Garden

The Irish Garden, May 2017
Favourite Plant interview – Norah Casey

 The Irish Garden, April 2017
Favourite Plant interview – Patrick Bergin

The Irish Garden, March 2017
Favourite Plant interview – Andrea Hayes

The Irish Garden, January/February 2017
Favourite Plant interview – Kevin Dundon

The Irish Garden, December 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Caroline Casey

The Irish Garden, October/November 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

The Irish Garden, September 2016
Garden visits on the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East
Favourite Plant interview – Cathy Kelly

The Irish Garden, August 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Deirdre O’Kane

The Irish Garden, July 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Lord Rosse

The Irish Garden, May 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Brent Pope

The Irish Garden, April 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Mary McEvoy

The Irish Garden, March 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Mary Kennedy

The Irish Garden, January/February 2016
Favourite Plant interview – Alice Taylor

The Irish Garden, December 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Paddy Cole

The Irish Garden, October 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Muriel Bolger

The Irish Garden, September 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Dickie Rock

The Irish Garden, August 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Francis Brennan

The Irish Garden, July 2015
Favourite Plant interview – John Lonergan

The Irish Garden, June 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Sonia O’Sullivan

The Irish Garden, May 2015
Favourite Plant interview – John F Deane (poet)

The Irish Garden, April 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Cathy Belton (actress)

The Irish Garden, March 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Bobby Kerr

The Irish Garden, Jan/Feb 2015
Favourite Plant interview – Dr Pat Wallace

The Irish Garden, October/November 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Domini Kemp

The Irish Garden, August 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Philomena Lynott

The Irish Garden, July 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Emily O’Reilly (European Ombudsman)

The Irish Garden, June 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Rachel Allen

The Irish Garden, May 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Evelyn Cusack

The Irish Garden, April 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Sybil Mulcahy

The Irish Garden, March 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Eamon Dunphy

The Irish Garden, January/February 2014
Favourite Plant interview – Linda Martin

The Irish Garden, December 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Marisa Mackle

The Irish Garden, October/November 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Damian Foxall

The Irish Garden, September 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Donal Skehan

The Irish Garden, August 2013
Favourite Plant interview – John Treacy

The Irish Garden, July 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Ronan Tynan

The Irish Garden, June 2013
Favourite Plant interview – John Banville

The Irish Garden, May 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Michael Ryan

The Irish Garden, April 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Tracy Piggott

The Irish Garden, March 2013
Favourite Plant interview – Mary Robinson

The Irish Garden, December 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Mary Byrne

The Irish Garden, October/November 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Eleanor McEvoy

The Irish Garden, September 2012
Favourite Plant interview – John Kavanagh

The Irish Garden, August 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Bernard Farrell

The Irish Garden, July 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Dervla Murphy

The Irish Garden, June 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Jean Butler

The Irish Garden, May 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Eamonn Coghlan

The Irish Garden, April 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Sharon Shannon

The Irish Garden, March 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Alan Cantwell

The Irish Garden, January/February 2012
Favourite Plant interview – Orla Kiely

The Irish Garden, December 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Mary Black

The Irish Garden, October/November 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Sharon Corr

The Irish Garden, September 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Neven Maguire

The Irish Garden, August 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Sean McGinley

The Irish Garden, July 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Celia Holman Lee

The Irish Garden, June 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Trish Taylor

The Irish Garden, May 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Phil Coulter

The Irish Garden, April 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Darina Allen

The Irish Garden, March 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Maureen O’Hara

The Irish Garden, January/February 2011
Favourite Plant interview – Adi Roche

The Irish Garden, October/November 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Daniel O’Donnell
Short breaks for autumn

The Irish Garden, September 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Dana

The Irish Garden, August 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Henry Mount Charles

The Irish Garden, July 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Paul Rankin

The Irish Garden, June 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Vincent Browne

The Irish Garden, May 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Anne Enright

The Irish Garden, April 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Sister Stanislaus Kennedy

The Irish Garden, March 2010
Favourite Plant interview – Miriam O’Callaghan

The Irish Garden, January /February 2010
Favourite Plant interview – John O’Shea

The Irish Garden, December 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Paul Costelloe

The Irish Garden, October/November 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Marty Whelan

 The Irish Garden, September 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Finghin Collins

The Irish Garden, August 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Joe Duffy

The Irish Garden, July 2009
Favourite Plant interview – David Kelly
The Irish Garden, June 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Keith Barry
The Irish Garden, May 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Paraic Breathnach
The Irish Garden, April 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Moya Brennan
The Irish Garden, March 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Lainey Keogh
 The Irish Garden, January/February 2009
Favourite Plant interview – Eileen Dunne
The Irish Garden, December 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin
The Irish Garden, September 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Pat Falvey

The Irish Garden, August 2008
Favourite Plant interview – James Galway

The Irish Garden, July 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Duncan Stewart

The Irish Garden, June 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Liam Ó Maonlaí

The Irish Garden, May 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Ken Doherty

The Irish Garden, March 2008
Favourite Plant interview – Monica Loughman

The Irish Garden, January/February 2008
Favourite Plant interview – June Rodgers

The Irish Garden, December 2007
Favourite Plant interview – Éamon de Buitléar

The Irish Garden, October/November 2007,
Favourite Plant interview – Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

The Irish Garden, August 2007, Volume 16, No 7
Favourite Plant interview – Christy O’Connor Jnr

The Irish Garden, July 2007, Volume 16 No 6
Favourite Plant interview – Graham Knuttel

The Irish Garden, June, 2007, Volume 16 No 5
Favourite Plant interview – Marian Finucane

The Irish Garden, May 2007, Volume 16 No 4
Favourite Plant interview – Pat Shortt

The Irish Garden, April 2007, Volume 16 No 3
Favourite Plant interview – Adèle King (Twink)

The Irish Garden, March 2007, Volume 16, No 2
Favourite Plant interview – Frank Kelly

The Irish Garden, January/February 2007, Volume 16 No 1
Favourite Plant interview – Robert Ballagh

The Irish Garden, December 2006, Volume 15 No 10
Christmas Style Essentials feature
Favourite Plant interview – Senator Feargal Quinn

The Irish Garden, October/November 2006, Volume 15 No 9
Backyard Burning feature
Favourite Plant interview – Geraldine Plunkett

The Irish Garden, September 2006, Volume 15 No 8
Favourite Plant interview – Maeve Binchy

The Irish Garden, August 2006, Volume 15 No 7
SSIA Gardeners feature
Favourite Plant interview – John O’Conor

The Irish Garden, July 2006, Volume 15 No 6
On-site with garden rooms If you’re running out of living space at home but have extra space in the garden, a purpose-built garden room could be ideal. Yvonne Gordon talked to builders and two buyers of a garden room. Read article
Favourite Plant interview – Máire Nic Gearailt, Lyric FM Read article

The Irish Garden, June 2006, Vol 15 No 5
Garden Furniture feature
Outdoor living is a big theme in many gardens and like any other room, the garden needs furniture. Yvonne Gordon finds out how to choose between the different kinds available and how to maintain your garden furniture. Read article

Favourite Plant interview – Philip Treacy Read article

The Irish Garden, May 2006, Volume 15 No 4
Water Gardening feature 

Are you thinking of adding a water feature to your garden but not sure where to start? Yvonne Gordon finds out what’s on the market and how to get started. Read article

Favourite Plant interview – Ciarán Nagle, Tenor Read article

The Irish Garden, April 2006, Volume 15 No 3
Favourite Plant interview – Senator David Norris Read article

The Irish Garden, March 2006, Volume 15 No 2
Favourite Plant interview – Kevin Thornton, chef Read article

The Irish Garden, January/February 2006, Volume 15 No 1
Favourite Plant interview – Derek Mooney, broadcaster Read article

The Irish Garden, December 2005, Volume 14 No 10
Style Essentials for Christmas Read article

The Irish Garden, October/November 2005, Volume 14 No 9
Calling Birds
Yvonne Gordon discovers what’s involved in feeding garden birds and how to make your garden safe for them. Read article

The Irish Garden, October/November 2005, Volume 14 No 9
A load of rot – not!
If you’d like to improve your garden soil, recycle some of your waste and save money, then get composting! Yvonne Gordon gets to the bottom of the compost heap. Read article

The Irish Garden, August 2005, Volume 14 No 7
Architectural Salvage
If you are looking for a decorative piece for your garden, there is nothing like going to see what is available. Salvage yards can be a treasure trove of garden ornaments and Yvonne Gordon went to see some. Read article

The Irish Garden, July 2005, Volume 14 No 6
Home Office and Garden Rooms
A lot of homes need more space and if you don’t want the expense and hassle of building or moving, adding a garden room could be just the solution. Yvonne Gordon assesses the possibilities. Read article


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