It’s always a risk when using superlatives that you’ll run out of the best words for a time when you really need them. You might say one view is st(...)

Ireland, Waterford: €200,000, Michael A O’Brien and Sons
What will €200,000 buy
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  • September 18, 2014, 00:30

Michael A O’Brien and Sons is seeking €200,000 for this four-bedroom house in Tallow, Waterford. We seek similarly-priced properties in Turkey, Franc(...)

Ireland,  Co Louth:  €350,000 Capital Auctioneers

Capital Auctioneers is seeking €350,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow in Hammondstown, Dunleer, Co Louth. We seek similarly-priced properties in Fran(...)

Freshly harvested kale. Photograph: Getty Images
Forever greens

On the vague off chance that you haven’t yet noticed, might I mention the fact that kale is trending? Once dismissed as tasteless fodder crops, this l(...)

Ireland: Dublin18: €900,000 Sherry FitzGerald

France, Tarn Thirty-six acres of parkland, woodland and meadow come with this 19th-century maison de maitre, gite and outbuildings. The main h(...)

Ireland: Magheramore,  Co Wicklow: €600,000, Harrington Property

Harrington Property is seeking €600,000 for Jaspers, Magheramore, Co Wicklow, a detached house on about two acres. France Pays De La Loire (...)

Co Cork, Ireland: €200,000, Michael Russell and Co
Take Five for about €200,000
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  • March 27, 2014, 00:00

Michael Russell and Co is seeking €200,000 for this two-bed bungalow in Grosvenor Lodge, Galways Lane, Douglas, Co Cork

 Amphawa floating market in Thailand. Photograph: Getty
10 food holidays

Basque in the luxury Food heaven in Spain is in the Basque country, around San Sebastian. The city has the highest concentration of Michelin star(...)

Last year Antinori inaugurated its new glass-and-rusted-steel winemaking facility. Tours of its cantina and grounds are now available. Photograph: Kathryn Ream Cook
Weekend in . . . Chianti

Stretching between Florence and Siena in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti wine region is the romanticised Italy of daydreams: terracotta-roofed to(...)

Donoughmore Cross, Co Cork: €350,000, ERA Downey McCarthy
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  • Take 5
  • October 24, 2013, 00:00

Ireland: Co CorkERA Downey McCarthy is seeking €350,000 for this six-bedroom house in Donoughmore Cross, Co Cork, on half an acreFrance: Midi Pyrenees(...)