Tanya Sweeney

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Bunting Road, Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

What’s so good about it? Is it fair to call Walkinstown a well-kept secret? The reputations of nearby Crumlin, Drimnagh, Clondalkin and Terenure are (...)

The leafy New Cabra Road, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Cabra is a well-established neighbourhood. In the 1940s, Dublin Corporation created hundreds of homes in the area between th(...)

 Burrow Beach, Sutton, Dublin, with a view of Ireland’s Eye. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? Along with Clontarf and Howth, Sutton ranks as one of the pricier neighbourhoods on Dublin’s northside, but there’s definite(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

‘Why put myself through the torture of looking at lovely properties that I’ll never even be able to afford? And why do I find this so soothing?’ Photograph: Kevin Van Paassen/Bloomberg via Getty

Some people like to unwind of an evening with some knitting in front of the TV, or a crossword, or even a spot of gaming. Me, I like nothing more than(...)

Harold’s Cross has become a small, nicely textured oasis just a 15-minute walk from the city centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What’s so good about it? Once upon a time, Harold’s Cross, for all its rich history, was the sleepy neighbourhood you went through to get to buzzy Ra(...)

A view of Bray sea front promenade. Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

What’s so good about it? You know somewhere is on the up when Paddy McKillen’s Press Up empire is moving into town. Sure enough, plans are reportedly (...)

Fagan’s pub. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? You’d be hard pressed to find a leafy suburban neighbourhood feel this close to Dublin city centre. The area is friendly and(...)

Manor Street, Stoneybatter: new restaurants, food trucks and artisanal gift shops sit alongside drapers and family-run stores that have been in operation for decades. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Famously dubbed ‘Williamsburg on the Liffey’ by the Guardian newspaper, the ’Batter is, like many city-centre neighbourhoods, a clash of old and new. (...)

Ireland, County Cork, Beara Peninsula, Ring of Beara, Eyeries, colorful houses

What do you see when you see rows of brightly coloured houses, or strips of sherbet buildings? A postcard-perfect village? Evidence of a community wor(...)

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