Stephen Bell is a natural movement teacher from Ballinderry. His forest-based training facility encourages its visitors to connect body and nature and appreciate the importance of innate body movement.

She Walks on Water

A short story by Lynda Hewitt - a reflection on Seamus Heaney's 'Shore Woman'

Mel Wiggins: Assembly

Mel Wiggins, the founder of the Assembly Community, writes about the importance of community and creative support in this cultural moment.

Rachel McConville: Woven

Rachel McConville is the owner of Woven, an independent home & lifestyle store based in Banbridge. We paid her a visit to discuss the challenges and opportunities of independent retail in Ireland.

Root & Branch

We visit the roastery to catch up with founders Simon Johnston and Ben Craig, who talk to Turf and Grain about their commitment to ethical and environmental business and the importance of community and culture.

Interview: Tom Doidge Harrison

Tom Doidge-Harrison is an engineer and surfboard shaper from Lahinch. Having moved to Tipperary in 2001 to work in the mining industry weekend trips to the West Coast exposed him to waves he couldn’t be lured away from.

Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is a ceramicist from Belfast. A hybrid of studio potter and conceptual artist, his practice centres on the creation of a diverse range of contemporary objects, both functional and sculptural

Scullion Hurls

Turf & Grain visits the workshop of Michael Sucllion, who took over Scullion Hurls from his father Joe in 2003, to talk about his processes and why Gaelic Sports such as Hurling are so important to Ireland.

George Lowden

We visit the Downpatrick workshop of world-class guitar maker George Lowden to talk craftsmanship, his design proces and the importance of passing on one's skills.

Joshua Burnside

Joshua Burnside is a musician from Rostrevor. The recipient of the 2017 Northern Ireland Music Prize, Joshua talks to T&G about his writing process, his debut album Ephrata and his appreciation of concept albums.

Annie Atkins

Annie Atkins is a Graphic Designer for film. Between projects, she leads workshops in her Dublin studio and travels the world to speak about her work.

Jump The Hedges

Síofra Caherty is a designer based in Belfast. Under the name of Jump the Hedges, Síofra hand-produces technical bags from reclaimed materials saved from landfill.

Artist: Jenny McConnell

Jenny McConnell is an artist from Donegal, whose stunning abstract landscapes are inspired by her surroundings, and childhood memories of being outdoors.

Interview: Travis is a Tourist

Fresh Off the back of his European Tour supporting Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Travis Gilbert talks to Turf and Grain about taking time in Paris, his love of performing and the toughness of the music business.

Digging In : Fergal Smith

Fergal Smith is a farmer from Mayo. Having travelled the world for years chasing waves on the professional surfing circuit, he became disillusioned with the life of a professional surfer.

Tim Nunn: The Plastic Project

Tim Nunn, from Suffolk, East Anglia, has spent over 18 years travelling, writing and surfing. One of the UK’s most published surfing photographers, Tim has also seved as the Editor of Wavelength Magazine.


Aerial photographer David Kenny, from Belfast, left the corporate world to pursue a career in photography. He shares his story and photographs with Turf and Grain.

Saint Sister

Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the ongoing project of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create 'atmosfolk'.

Mary Reynolds

Mary Reynolds is a Landscape Designer, Author and mum of two from Wexford. The youngest ever woman to win the gold medal at the Chelsea Flower show in 2002, we visit Mary to hear her story.