Adrian Kelly from Cloone, Co Leitrim, passing a former shop (left) and a house which are both surrounded by forestry. “How can you live with trees coming up to your door?” Photograph: Brian Farrell

A late-night text recently summoned farmers to a protest in Aughnasheelin, near Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. The next morning, at 7.30am, they began to qu(...)

Mary McInerney and her husband Jorn Bjerknes onboard their barge, Frøya, on the canal at  Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

Five years ago Mary McInerney sold her house in Galway. Home since then has been an elegant 15-tonne hunk of steel named Frøya .“Frøya is the goddess (...)