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 (...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

9 Vesey Place, Monkstown, Co Dublin

The popularity of Monkstown soared in the 1830s, when the train line was extended from Dublin out to near the Purty Kitchen. William Dargan, Ireland’s(...)

Belmont Avenue in Dublin 4 is a road you could easily miss. Linking the busy thoroughfares of Donnybrook and Ranelagh it’s a long, narrow artery flan(...)

The man in the dripping wet plastic mac dug into his bag of chips. “It’s not a bit like Morecambe, where I went a couple of years ago,” he said. “But (...)

The Luas bridge at Taney junction is named the William Dargan Bridge after the man who built the Harcourt Street line

Take the train to Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Belfast or Derry and you are travelling on lines built largely by William(...)