Nan Ferrari and John Corrigan’s converted stable in Woodstown, Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

At a former farmyard, tucked away off a quiet country road that skirts the coastline, a decade-long undertaking has been quietly tipping away under th(...)

Sally and Alex Burnham have renovated a house in Greystones that had been divided up into different small businesses. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Primary school teacher, Sally Burnham and her husband Alex, a cyber-security consultant, are more than a little fond of Emily House – the pretty, Vict(...)

The ‘old post office’ in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford. Photograph: Karen Dempsey

Set against a backdrop of the Comeragh mountains and situated on the banks of the River Mahon, Kilmacthomas is a picture-perfect Waterford village bui(...)

Brigitte Shelswell-White of Bantry House, Co Cork, outside the gate lodge. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

After many years at the helm of one of Ireland’s best-known grand houses, Brigitte Shelswell-White is enjoying the freedom she’s had since handing it (...)

Laurence Baker and Kristen Flanagan at their home in Roebuck Castle, Clonskeagh Dublin, with their dogs George and Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A townhouse in Clonskeagh, Dublin, was the first house newlyweds Kristen Flanagan and Laurence Baker ever bid on and three weeks later the keys were t(...)

Jack O’Hare: architect, writer and teacher. Photograph: Patrick Browne

After a busy career, 99-year-old Jack O’Hare is leading a quieter life these days in the small apartment he and his wife, Peggy, share at Havenwood Re(...)

Detail of heron cabinet crafted by Noel Whelan.

When furniture designer Noel Whelan moved to his current home on the Bunmahon coastline in Co Waterford, his eye was caught by a heron that used to ro(...)

Nell Scally, at her home near Tullamore, Co Offaly,  with some old farm equipment she used on the farm. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In a corner of Nell Scally’s farmyard in Co Offaly, there’s an apple tree that can barely stay upright with the abundance of shiny red apples on its b(...)

Alissa Blundell in her shop Horse ’N’ Riders in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Dating back to the 1800s when its current development started, Abbeyleix is one of Ireland’s oldest planned estate towns. Surrounded by hinterlands th(...)

Liz Fitzgerald in her garden at Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

There are times when Liz Fitzgerald thinks of her late husband, Paddy, that she wishes he could come back for a day to see how she has been coping sin(...)

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