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Dijon, France

The last time I set foot in Burgundy-Franche-Comté my mother had just passed away. I boarded a flight from Dublin to Paris, where I would connect by (...)

 Meath Street in The Liberties, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Liberties name in itself is a captivating one, and embodies the idea of freedom and a rebel or independent spirit. The neighbourhood is called suc(...)

 The larger homes, on roads in and around Grove Avenue and Stillorgan Grove, are also known for their large gardens. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Like many other areas of south Dublin, Stillorgan was very much a small village on the outskirts of the city, until large-scale building took place in(...)

 Bray seafront which is often filled with locals and visitors on sunny days. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Perched just across the border line of Dublin into Wicklow, about 12 miles south of Dublin city centre, Bray – Ireland’s fourth-largest town, has one (...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

 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(...)

Naas’s Main Street. The town, which has a population of 20,000-plus, retains a village vibe despite its size and range of facilities. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Of all Dublin’s commuter towns, Naas is one of the best thanks to its location and services. And with both of those qualities, it’s no surprise the to(...)

Gorey, Co Wexford. Its affordability and proximity to Dublin is seeing its popularity increase. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 90-minute off-peak drive from Dublin, for many Gorey is a commuter town. And as property prices continue their upward hike, and the need for new bui(...)

Construction in the Grand Canal Basin area of Dublin Docklands in 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Just 8 per cent of renters in Dublin’s Docklands are Irish, says estate agent Owen Reilly who is a property specialist in the Dublin 2 area. Reilly’s(...)

Corbawn estate in Shankill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Located in a pocket of land to the east of the junction of the M11 and the M50, Shankill is a small parcel of south County Dublin that lies between Ki(...)

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