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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 May, 2019

Yesterday’s News

Sleep Here: Rest your head in a real-life Wanderly Wagon in the hills of Co Donegal

The Gavin family fell in love with a site on the shores of Lough Finn 15 years ago.

'When you get there, it'll take your breath away': Photographer Trish Punch shares her favourite Irish places

From abandoned villages to a Skellig sunset – the highlights of a life well travelled.


Wednesday 22 May, 2019

11 of the most beautiful shopfronts and signs around Dublin, chosen by artists and designers

From venerable pubs to pop-up restaurants: the typography that brightens the streets of the capital.

Monday 20 May, 2019

'The minute I walked in I knew it was for me': Inside this light-filled 1930s redbrick in Glasnevin

Naomi Hanrahan takes us through a day behind her front door.

Friday 17 May, 2019

'The vast Atlantic in front of me': Walking guide Peter Galvin shares his favourite Irish places

From a stunning peninsula walk to a very memorable breakfast – the highlights of a life well travelled.

Monday 13 May, 2019

'This rug is budget-friendly and gorgeous': 6 Irish designers pick their favourite homewares on the high street

We asked Ireland’s interiors insiders to pick the pieces they’re eyeing up right now.

'I see our house as my canvas': Inside this airy and clean-lined new build in Kildare

Leona Browne takes us through a day behind her front door.

Friday 10 May, 2019

Sleep Here: A tranquil treehouse for two that's only five minutes from Cork city centre

Sit on the balcony and soak up the panoramic city views.

'Walking along this beach is like being in the Caribbean': Designer Trevor Finnegan shares the Irish places he loves

Trevor’s beautiful photos of shopfronts around Ireland have amassed him a huge Instagram following.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Sleep Here: A lighthouse looking over the Irish sea with 109 steps to the top

Wicklow Head Lighthouse is a unique building that has been lovingly restored.

'Donegal has a special magic to it': Surf photographer Ian Mitchinson shares his favourite Irish places

From a secret waterfall to a jaw-dropping hike – the highlights of a life well travelled.

'I wake up to the sound of birds chirping': Inside this traditional Irish cottage with a flower garden

Michelle Fallon takes us through a day behind her front door.

Monday 29 April, 2019

'The front room is full of treasures': Inside this 1920s redbrick near Dublin's Botanic Gardens

Niamh O’Carroll takes us through a day behind her front door.

Thursday 18 April, 2019

'They make the tastiest drinks in this old pharmacy': Foodie Sheena Dignam shares her favourite Irish places

From hiking on Black Head to food on a vintage bus – the highlights of a life well travelled.

Sleep Here: A unique hexagonal wooden lodge, hidden in an orchard in Co Mayo

The Cuckoo Wood Hexagon is a treehouse on the ground – a tranquil getaway from everyday life.

'The kitchen is always warm': Inside this vintage-tinged 1930s home in Kildare

Joanne McWey takes us through a day behind her front door.

Monday 15 April, 2019

6 sofas that interior designers love to recommend - with a price tag of under €500

Transform your living room without emptying your bank account.

Inside this extended farmhouse in Co Offaly: 'We have revived several lambs in front of the Aga'

Dairy farmer Millie McIntyre takes us through a day behind her front door.

Monday 8 April, 2019

Inside this redbrick near the Wicklow seaside: 'We recently got a wood burning stove and it's amazing'

Woodworker Terry Cullen takes us through a day behind his front door.

Monday 1 April, 2019

Inside this family's geothermal self-build in Carlow: 'I love this corner where I sit and read'

Maria Ryan takes us through a typical day behind her front door.

Monday 25 March, 2019

'It was a granny's house, full of old decor': Inside this revamped end-of-terrace in Ballyfermot

Restaurant manager Alex Reis takes us through a day behind his front door.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

How to stop shouting: 7 ways to keep your patience when the kids really test your limits

I was never the shouting type, and then I became the parent of two toddlers, writes Emily Westbrooks.

Monday 11 March, 2019

Inside a 1950s semi-D in Dublin 14: 'We do a lot of our living in the kitchen extension'

Eimear Tolan grew up in this Rathfarnham three-bed, and now lives there with her own family.

Friday 8 March, 2019

10 foods you really shouldn't be keeping in the fridge (but probably are)

Some foods benefit from being left at room temperature. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes?

Monday 4 March, 2019

Inside this self-built home by the lakeside: 'I don't get long before I'm invaded by the children'

Lise O’Malley takes us through a day behind her front door in Craughwell, Galway.

Monday 25 February, 2019

Inside a family apartment in an old Cork convent school: 'I love walking into the hallway and feeling like I'm home'

Ciara O’Halloran takes us through a day behind her front door in Blackrock.

'It was even in our wedding photos': 5 people on how they picked their sofa - and what they think now

It’s a big life decision, and we asked these Irish adults how they tackled it.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Where's the best place to put bags when you come into the house?

And other tricky hallway questions, addressed.

'It's a total cheat on a mid century classic': 10 interior designers choose their Ikea must-haves

What are the Ikea products that the pros turn to?

Monday 11 February, 2019

What's the most manageable way to keep the fridge sparkling clean?

Never play ‘guess the mystery mouldy ingredient’ again.

Monday 4 February, 2019

Where's the best place to store kids' toys to avoid endless clean-up?

Every week, we tackle a new household frustration. This week: toy storage.

Friday 25 January, 2019

Where can I hang my washing so it doesn't get in the way?

Each week, we tackle an everyday household dilemma.

'We always have family staying': 5 homeowners tell us why they upgraded to a bigger place

Here’s why these buyers got moving (again).

Tuesday 22 January, 2019

January cabin fever? 7 ways to entertain the kids inside as winter rolls on

It’s *still* getting dark at 5pm, so here’s how to get through it with little ones in tow.

Tuesday 8 January, 2019

11 practical tips to make a move with kids go smoothly - whether it's across the globe or down the road

Don’t underestimate the importance of familiar items like sheets and pillows, writes Emily Westbrooks.

Wednesday 19 December, 2018

'Ireland's adoption process is like climbing Everest - and we were luckier than many'

As a dual US/Irish citizen, Emily Westbrooks chose to leave Ireland to avoid adoption red tape here.

Thursday 6 December, 2018

'It made it all feel real': Our first Christmas with our 12-week-old daughter

Emily Westbrooks remembers the first December 25 after the birth of her daughter Maya.

Friday 30 November, 2018

Put Santa on a budget : 7 smart tips for avoiding Christmas overload in your house

I adore spoiling my kids, but I know it’s no good for them, says Emily Westbrooks.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

How I moved continents with two toddlers and six suitcases - and survived

If it wasn’t essential or could be replaced in Dublin, it wasn’t coming in the suitcase, writes Emily Westbrooks.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

9 tried-and-tested tips for getting the kids to stop whining*

*And why they do it in the first place.

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