William Morris

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Drynan Lodge, Old Carrickbrack Road, Howth, Co Dublin

There is something charming about Drynan Lodge on the Old Carrickbrack Road in the Baily area of Howth. Perched on a height behind electric gates, the(...)

The Wilder hotel on Adelaide Road in Dublin 2. Built circa 1878 as a home for “aged governesses and unmarried females”, the formidable seven-bay Dublin building has had a long history. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anyone walking along Harcourt Terrace, a quiet backwater adjacent to the Grand Canal, with its mix of handsome Regency and Victorian houses, will be s(...)

Number 32 Synge Street

George Bernard Shaw was born in Synge Street in 1856, and spent a famously unhappy childhood there. “Rich only in dreams, frightful and loveless in re(...)

Lucia Joyce: Samuel Beckett kept a photograph of her in her silver fish costume. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Getty

Lucia Joyce, born to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste in 1907, has captured the imagination of many writers and artists as tragic muse. Film-m(...)

Dublin has its share of fine estates, and the coastal suburbs are laced with stately homes boasting unrivalled sea views and carefully manicured surro(...)

triochair

Armchairs Best in Class 1 This Arco seat by Spanish brand Masquespacio features tubular steel in a much more fun way that its very serious Bauhaus or(...)

Among the strangest sights in Brussels is The Atomium. Constructed for the 1953 World Fair, it stands at 102 metres high.

It makes sense that most city-breakers will have a predisposed idea of what Brussels is like; there’s hardly a day goes by that the bureaucratic heart(...)

Emma Gleeson recommends starting early before a clean-up, and being ruthless when deciding what to keep and what to discard. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

You may find yourself complaining about having a wardrobe full of clothes and nothing to wear, but what about those of us harbouring a house full of “(...)

The ‘Golden Lily’ wallpaper design, by Morris & Co. Reproduced with permission from Brian S Nolan and Morris & Co

Visiting a friend’s house recently, I was blown away by the wonderful wallpaper adorning her freshly decorated guestroom. This, I should add, was no (...)

A detail of Helen Dillon’s garden at 45 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Number 45, Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh. For so many people, that Dublin address represents a sort of horticultural rite of passage, a place of pilgrim(...)

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