Alanna Gallagher

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10a Kingscourt, Aughrim Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

When Cathal Comerford, a software engineer, ran into Niall Callan, a teacher, at PantiBar on Dublin’s Capel Street, Cupid’s arrow struck, and now the (...)

The thoroughly modern Irish barn. Photographs: Simon Mills photosby.si

Nestled in the Co Antrim foothills, about 10 miles from Ballymena, is a thoroughly modern Irish barn that is a weekend bolt-hole for its owner Andrew (...)

Arthur and Grainne Cassidy outside their store, Pieces, on South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Furnishing a home takes time as well as money. The recession years destroyed many of the solo traders within the furniture industry. The middle market(...)

Patricia and Tom McDonagh  in their kitchen in Portmarnock, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/ The Irish Times

If Patricia McDonagh has a claim to fame it’s that she once advised Dermot Bannon to steer clear of a career in architecture. She was a guidance couns(...)

John Campion Jnr: “Dad put so much effort into saving it from falling down, I felt it would be a shame not to complete the task.”

Many of us dream of being king or queen of the castle but one Co Kilkenny man, a doctor by day and restoration man by night, picked up where his fathe(...)

Indulge your love of old cinemas, or just leave messages for whoever you share your home with. Word board and letters, €9, Penneys

Pin it up There’s a lot of fun to be had with this letter board from Penneys which will make anything you want to say look like old-style cinema titl(...)

The kitchen with its stained glass windows.

Behind this slick church conversion in the sleepy Co Limerick village of Ballyneety there lies a lifetime of labour – 27 years spent making this rural(...)

Sweet dreams are made of this: a clean uncluttered environment can help you get a good night’s sleep. Photograph: Getty

Much has been written on how sleep is paramount to our wellbeing but psychologist Dr Sean O’Connell, who runs sleep clinics, goes as far as suggesting(...)

A work by Claudie Biehne  in “Monumentality/Fragility” at the National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard and Kilkenny Castle

It sometimes seems the subtext of just about everything is Brexit these days. An impressive craft exhibition set to open in Kilkenny this month, on th(...)

Renovation: ‘It was our Christmas and anniversary present to ourselves.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An Irish couple, Kevin and Lisa-Marie Duffy, who spent a decade in Sydney, took a punt on a Georgian townhouse – a disused bank in Monasterevin, (...)

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