Barrels of Hennessy 250 maturing in the cellars in Cognac. Photograph: Matthew J Oliver
Roll out the cognac barrels
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  • April 18, 2015, 05:00

Very old cognac you might think should be served in one of those big balloon glasses – and swirled round and round for all it is worth before a dro(...)

Bettystown, Co Meath: €75,000, Des Lalor Auctioneers
Take 5 for around €75,000

Des Lalor Auctioneers is seeking €75,000 for this refurbished three-bedroom, 67.1sq m (722sq ft) holiday home at 22 The Village, Eastham Road, Bett(...)

Jane and Rodney O’Hara’s property in Luxé, Charente in France

‘When I first saw the house I said, ‘Aw Jesus, this is fantastic’, and my father said, ‘For god’s sake, have you nothing else to do?’ It needed a lot (...)

Loughrea, Co Galway: €550,000, O’Toole Town and Country Sales
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  • November 28, 2013, 00:00

Ireland: Co GalwayO’Toole Town and Country Sales is seeking €550,000 for this five-bedroom house on just under 17 acres with in Loughrea, Co Galway.Fr(...)

 Take a cruise on Danube in Budapest

Since retiring, I have taken over cooking duties at home and, as a sometime foodie, have been enjoying it very much. Meanwhile my (still working) w(...)

Ovens, Co Cork: €650,000, Lee Property
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  • October 17, 2013, 00:00

Ireland: Co CorkLee Property is seeking €650,000 for this four-bed period house in its own grounds with pond in Ovens, Co CorkFrance: Poitou CharenteO(...)