Aoibhann Byrne with her children, Cathal, Luke and Éabha, at their home in Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“When I would come in the back door there was an instant feeling of ‘Oh, no’,” says Aoibhann Byrne, describing being faced with a dark hallway and clu(...)

Drawing room, 40 Carysfort Avenue Blackrock Co Dublin

There is a room kept under lock and key at 40 Carysfort Avenue in Blackrock, a charming terraced villa dating from 1838. The contents are visible from(...)