Dún Laoghaire

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Children enjoy the kids’ club at The Johnstown Estate. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Easter holidays are just ahead and there are plenty of ways to entertain the children in your life over the next two weeks. Here is a selection of(...)

6 Corrig Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Corrig Avenue, which was once known as Sydenham Terrace, was developed in 1859. The arrival of the railway to Kingstown – as Dún Laoghaire was then kn(...)

38 Bulfin Gardens, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

38 Bulfin Gardens, Kilmainham, Dublin 8 Well-maintained three-bedroom semi-detached house with large side garden and a more private back garden. Askin(...)

James Kelman: “I always wrote about the people in the pub or the bookie’s.” Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty

James Kelman is sipping black coffee in the cafe of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library; the largest public reference facility in Europe, that houses(...)

Mansion block-style apartments. One reason cited by developers for shunning apartments in favour of houses is due to the high upfront capital requirement

Four years ago developer Greg Kavanagh was propelled into the spotlight when it emerged that his company, New Generation Homes, had cannily spent a re(...)

Cormac Tierney: Architecture is quite vocational in that sense and you do it for the love and romance of building and design, not to get an easy pay day

Cormac Tierney (22) graduated from a three-year BSc in architecture degree at UCD in 2017. He took a year out to see if he enjoyed the professional si(...)

Mark Dempsey: Can I go back and complete my master’s?

Mark Dempsey is a freelance graphic designer specialising in web design and digital solutions for business (see MarkDempsey.me). He is interested in p(...)

 A view of a park in Ballybrack, Co Dublin, during the recent snow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The “Beast from the East” was melting into the pavements and front gardens of Ballybrack – consigned to memories and history – when we visited the pla(...)

Elizabeth Birdthistle off the Skelligs with Clement Pelissier, Dr Rupert Barry and David Garforth. Photograph: Jacques Diedericks

Pacing the pier in Wicklow harbour I cursed the overprescribed adage of suits declaring “feel the fear and do it anyway”, so often bandied about at co(...)

Walking in the snow in Dublin city centre on Thursday. Many theatres, cinemas and museums have cancelled events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Your most creative activity over these few days may well be sculpting a snowperson. Dig out that gnarled carrot (if you haven’t eaten it with the last(...)

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