Living Off Grid: Ilíocht O’Brien with his wife Harriet, children Merlin and Gwyddion in co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell

In 2000, Quentin Gargan and his then partner moved to a rural location outside Bantry in Co Cork. “It was a move on our part to downsize and to beco(...)

Noel Higgins, with his oxen Oriel and Ark, which are trained for draft work in Ballymote, Co. Sligo

Off-grid living, once the preserve of conspiracy theorists, megalomaniacal Bond villains and Charles Haughey on Inishvickillane, is becoming increasin(...)