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Thursday 12 April, 2018

VR tour: Step inside a futuristic new home in bustling Rathmines

Homes at Maxwell Square have solar panelling, convection heating and plenty of other eco-friendly features.

Luxurious living for €900k inside Mount Juliet's original walled garden

Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a world-class golf course on your doorstep.

This €2.5m Dublin estate includes a manor, stables and 27 acres of land

Plus a two-bedroom gate lodge bigger than most city centre apartments.

New homes between mountains and city right on the Luas Green Line

Homes at Glenside are close to sports clubs, schools and Ireland’s largest shopping centre.

Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Have you spotted the forgotten Penny Dreadful signage on this Dublin side street?

Take a wander through Dame Court and you’ll spot a piece of Victorian London.

4 events for... Cycling fans looking for fun on two wheels

From Westport’s third Gran Fondo to a charity cycle on the Cork cost.

Tuesday 10 April, 2018

WIN: An Alpro hamper and a copy of The Food Medic's new book

Grab a hamper of goodies that don’t cost the earth.

Friday 6 April, 2018

'It was adapt or die': How to manage a difficult boss - and still get your work done

We speak to former employees who made it out the other side of a bad boss horror show.

Thursday 5 April, 2018

What can I get for... the average price tag of an Irish house?

According to Daft.ie, that figure stands at €247,000. So what’s on offer?

New energy-efficient homes in Dublin 9 - and they're close to IKEA, too

If you’re a fan of a certain Swedish design giant, a move to Santry could tick all your boxes.

How Brexit could affect your mortgage: 5 things to know in property this week

Plus, Cork is on the fast track to 600 new homes.

4 of a kind: Terraced homes close to city centres

From a Victorian three-bed in leafy D6 to a modern masterpiece in Galway.

VR tour: Explore a new Sandyford home that's packed with tech features

Homes at Kenlar are wired for electric car charging and even feature in-built USB ports.

Live among centuries of Wexford heritage in this five-bedroom country mansion

Ballyrane House has vast gardens, a stable yard and outbuildings too.

Endless lake views from this cottage once owned by a former Olympian

Levally Cottage in Mayo sits on over 12 acres of greenery.

Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'They're works of art hidden in plain sight': Dublin's most Insta-worthy lamp posts

Photographer Thomas Fitzgerald shared some of his favourite city street lights with us.

Double Take: The tribute to a failed Spanish general on Cork's Cornmarket St

Don Juan de Aquila is also the ‘Spaniard’ who inspired the famous Kinsale pub.

4 events for… Foodies on a health kick

From a seafood festival in Connemara to a vegan feast in Dublin city.

Thursday 29 March, 2018

What can I get in Ireland right now for...€200,000 or less?

Budget-busting homes in Laois, Waterford, Kildare and Clare.

High quality homes with plenty of commuter options for €365k

Westfield is just 35 minutes from Dublin.

Leo calls housing crisis a 'national emergency': 5 things to know in property this week

Plus, a long-derelict Dublin building is set to get a makeover.

4 of a kind: The most popular properties on Daft.ie this month

These are the four properties that caught the eye of Daft.ie users this month.

VR tour: Explore this new development before the final six homes are built

Choose from two very different house styles at Millbrook Grove.

Split-level living with views over Galway city for €325k

If you’re a fan of contemporary design, this three-bedroom property is worth a second glance.

Soak up sea views by the pool from this €7.5m Dalkey 'castle'

Mount Alverno also has its own tennis court, waterfall, and battlements.

Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Double Take: The larger-than-life honey bee on a Co Kerry street

The mural was painted by artist Lorraine McDonnell in 2016.

KILLORGLIN, CO KERRY is world-famous for a three-day event where a goat is crowned king.

While Puck Fair is rightly known the world over, Killorglin has a smaller, slightly less famous festival: K-Fest, a smorgasbord of art, culture and performance that takes over the town every June Bank Holiday weekend.

K-Fest 2016 was, by all accounts, a huge success, and featured an incredible mural, painted by award-winning Cork artist Lorraine McDonnell.

The mural, of a honeybee dripping in orange and yellow, can still be seen in the village’s Fairfield car park today.

Lorraine told TheJournal.ie:

I was approached by the K-Fest committee to do the mural and sent images of the building . Something about its shape reminded me of a bee hive, so from there I began to the develop the idea[.]

More than half of Ireland’s bee species have substantially declined in number since the 1980s – a fact Lorraine wanted to highlight with her mural.

honey-bee-k-fest Source: K-Fest/Facebook

The piece took a full week to complete, with Lorraine atop scaffolding all day, every day. The mural was finally unveiled in June 2016, to much fanfare, and has regularly made lists of Ireland’s best murals since.

Lorraine describes her creation as “a bright and cheerful image that injects a slice of fun and creative energy into the surrounding ordinariness.”

honey-bee-k-fest-3 Source: K-Fest/Facebook

K-Fest dedicated the mural to “each and every person in Killorglin town”.

The response was great, remembers Lorraine:

As I was painting the mural I got a lot of great feedback from other artists in the festival, as well as the locals, children and people in general going about their daily business. There was also a great reaction from the Tidy Town committee in Killorglin.

So next time you’re parking in the town centre, keep your eyes peeled for this bright, colourful mural – and maybe pick up some local honey while you’re at it!

More: What’s with the burning building logo all over Dublin city centre?

More: The Waterford town that’s splitting the atom

10 little-known Irish parks you should visit this spring

From wallabies at Lambay Island to a hidden gem behind the Jervis Centre.

4 events for... anyone sick of chocolate this Easter weekend

With four days off, that sugar high is bound to drop eventually, so here’s where to go.

Thursday 22 March, 2018

What can I get in Ireland right now for... under €250,000?

From a spacious Westmeath four bed to a bright family home in north Dublin.

Smart design at every price point in this new Monkstown development

Grange Abbey homes are just ten minutes from the beach at Glasthule.

Bad news for Johnny Ronan's skyscraper: 5 things to know in property this week

Plus An Taoiseach is in hot water over his Doonbeg remarks.

4 of a kind: Spacious bungalows for low-maintenance living

Clever design touches mean these one-storey homes are anything but flat.

Take a tour of this commuter-friendly Kildare home without leaving your couch

This week’s VR viewing brings you inside an elegant three-bed in Naas.

Worth the wait: Luxurious Dun Laoghaire homes 157 years in the making

Five final homes mean Royal Terrace North is now complete.

Victorian villa with a high-tech makeover in the heart of Blackrock

Built in 1838, the five-bed is now a thoroughly modern family home.

Wednesday 21 March, 2018

12 deliciously rain-or-shine photos from farmers' markets around Ireland

Fresh, delicious, locally produced food – what’s not to love?

Double Take: What's with the burning building logo all over Dublin city centre?

You’ll spot them on lampposts all over the city.

4 events for... makers looking to craft something special

Create something beautiful this weekend.