A converted Victorian mill beside the Giant’s Causeway has nautical charm – and a church

Surrounding greenery and river views bring nature into view

Five-bed 306sq m redbrick, formerly home to future Irish president Erskine Childers and his parents, looks out on Dublin hills; it(...)

Following huge demand for the Miller’s Glen scheme, this latest launch is expected to generate plenty of interest

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The joint winners couldn’t be more different but each offers a sense of discovery that caught the judges imagination

Cian McDonald owner of the Grooming Rooms on South William Street. Photograph: Sara Freund

With its manicures, facials, hot towel shaves and extra treatments, this salon in central Dublin is ‘a big step up from your no(...)

Detached, double-fronted property has a large open-plan kitchen, dining, living room

Semi-detached Dublin 4 house has fine proportions and plenty of living space

An Irish architect has fused Ireland’s rugged landscape with Zen-like simplicity in a West Village apartment

A whitewashed pull-out adjustable desk with a tilt function top, €245, the Flexa shop, Blackrock, Co Dublin. flexashop.ie

When it comes to creating a study hub in the home the new rules are cool, calm and collected

All hail the return of the caravan

You’ve voted in your thousands for the shops you love around Ireland. The competition is now closed but watch this space for the s(...)

With nominations closing in a few days, the judges want to be guided by your advice

Chapel Lane, Dingle, Co Kerry: €60,000

Irish holiday homes attract expats keen to buy near small villages

112 Collins Avenue East, Donnycarney:  the three-bedroom terraced house has been extended by about a third

Well executed extensions and makeovers can add marked value: Here are two examples

Bedrooms at opposite ends of the house, each with a bathroom, give a sense of privacy that makes this an ideal rent-a-room prope(...)

Five-bedroom house looks like it has been there for decades yet it was built in 2001

Frieda Kahlo-inspired range of Mexican oilcloth prints stocked by The Old Mill Stores

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Spectacular coastal setting for 1980s four-bed bungalow on Skerries Road for €850,000

Drop chairs, first designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958

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Two-bedroom period house with sea views to the front

Our judges and ‘secret shoppers’ will be looking for shops with energy, focus and a sense of theatre

Stone Mad, Kinsale has been nominated

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"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

More than 5,000 have already submitted their favourite shops. Here are a few of the stories behind the nominations

Four-bed penthouse, with a private lift, in Drumcondra

Three-bed house in Windy Arbour makes good use of space inside and out

Cuprinol Garden Shades has plenty of colours to add some life to your garden furniture

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It’s been a busy year for the winners of last year’s competition with sales up in most cases and a lot of good will from customers(...)

The construction toy is now available as a furniture range for self assembly lovers.

Listed early Victorian six-bedroom house on 1.5 acres

Kitchen by Taka Architects in Dublin 2

A bit of creative thinking can rework former council properties into contemporary homes

Five-bedroom semi-detached house on a quiet cul-de-sac for €895,000

Renovated and extended Edwardian house in Dublin 9 for €495,000

Como is a set of two chairs and a glass-topped side table available in teal blue  or lime green, reduced from €699 to €399 at EZ Living

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A light-filled penthouse with lots of terrace space to enjoy the views of Dublin landmarks

A creative mix of four contemporary-style new houses, two Edwardian-style homes and the original period house divided in two gives(...)

Living space in Co Wicklow bungalow redesigned by Studio Red Architects. Photographs: Peter Grogan/Emagine

Modern reworking transforms this 1970s bungalow into a desirable holiday escape

Fashion and homewares shop Liberties in Westport, Co Mayo

From gift stores to adventure-sport emporiums, inexpensive beauty salons to outlets for Irish-designed jewellery, this is a town t(...)

Grantham Close is a terrace of three properties built on an infill site

A four- to five-bedroom redbrick in Donnybrook with original features

From the Loire dining collection at the summer sale at Swords-based Frank McGowan

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Built 19 years ago, six-bed Carneevagh is a vast property with a basement games room, a bar and full-size snooker table among the(...)

Four-bedroom detached house on a sizeable plot in Sandymount

It could be readily dismissed as overly vast but this six-bedroom property in Malahide has the potential to be a fine family hom(...)

The seaside town offers up plenty for your garden, kitchen, and relaxing reads

Teak garden seats, handmade in Indonesia using traditional joinery methods and painted in any Farrow and Ball exterior eggshell, are available from Le Bench  at Kiltimon Farm, Newtonmountkennedy, Co Wicklow

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Two-bed terraced cottage with a Tom de Paor designed extension and a landscaped back garden

Two-bedroom property on Leeson Park Avenue has been upgraded and reworked

Renovated four-bedroom terraced house near the Royal Canal

An aerial shot of White Lodge on Marine Road in Greystones, Co Wicklow

The bank holiday is looming, so thoughts can turn to watery retreats and rural getaways

Three-bedroom duplex in Ringsend comes with great views and two parking spaces

This Victorian on one of Dublin’s loveliest squares in Rathgar retains all the flourishes of the era. It's on the market for €825(...)

Gibney’s of Malahide: “Chardonnay is back in fashion”

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This very large family home has an Italianate terraced garden and a wine cellar

Crampton-built detached house that was extended in 2000

The first phase of the last tranche of 60 homes in the Dalriada development in Dublin 16 goes on sale this weekend

Irish table linen from Jennifer Slattery

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The annual Braderie de Lille  in France is one of the largest flea markets in Europe. Photograph: Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

Shopping in outdoor markets is a great way of finding unique items at good prices

Architect designed three-bedroom detached mews house in Rathmines

Four-bedroom detached house with gardens to the front and side

The Cosgrave built apartments at Bracken View have cleverly designed heat, light and storage features, and all face south to overl(...)

Four-bedroom detached house in Blackrock for €1.295m

A four-bedroom, mid-terrace redbrick with fine period features

Brighten your home with wall-mounted vases from Hook and Ladder

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Modern brick and glass house designed by Polish architects Andrzej and Danuta Wejchert, who founded A&D Wejchert, for €1.1 millio(...)

 Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair, have a  semi-opaque sheet of gold sandwiched between two sheets of glass

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How to create a home that can drink in the breathtaking views

Ivy Lodge makes most of proximity to Herbert Park

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Shadow Glen is a five-bedroom detached property on 2.5 acres with its own leisure centre

A four-bedroom double-fronted house in a quiet cul de sac for €1.25 million

Lovely linen: 31 Chapel Lane, based in Monaghan, uses Irish  linen from Baird McNutt in its napkins and tea towels

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Gusto d’Italia is a proper gelato parlour on William Street, Limerick

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Escape the everyday with a cabin stay in the woods where you can feed your soul with star-filled night skies and camp fire cookin(...)

La Réserve Ramatuelle on the  Côte d’Azure is a temple to Zen wellbeing

A Côte d’Azure spa break offers a very Gallic approach to relaxation, including boot camp treks and Michelin-star fine dining

Three-bedroom mews with private garden on Pembroke Lane in Dublin 4

A four/five-bedroom Edwardian house in Rathfarnham for €875,000

Family home with four bedroom and scope to extend at back

Contemporary build with five to seven bedrooms and a koi pond that wraps around the house

The Twisted Branch bowl by Wicklow-based ceramicist Magda Bethani

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The curved garden room is a charmed space in this pebbledashed house in a cul-de-sac

Carla Benedetti, an interior stylist, reimagined this house over five years into a smart living and working space with a long gard(...)

Refurbished property has dumb waiter, designer features and an artificially lawned terrace

Split-level four-bedroom detached dormer bungalow near the seafront

Four-bed detached bungalow with southwest-facing garden

Four-bedroom house off Brighton Road with large garden for €1.95 million

This Argo two-seat sofa is neat enough to fit into small houses and apartments. It has a striped linen seat with linen-covered button detailing and studding along the frame

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Camerino on Capel Street, the namesake bakery of Canadian Caryna

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This three-storey redbrick in Ranelagh has many Victorian features and a modern kitchen/diningroom extension where double doors o(...)

Three-bedroom property was home of late director and producer Louis Lentin

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