COVER STORY

Just what the patients wanted at the Mercy Hospital, Cork

Carol O’Callaghan visits the new family room at the Mercy University Hospital’s Children’s Leukaemia Unit.

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City life goes up a notch or two in Montenotte, Cork

 

Tommy Barker finds period features intact in a property which housed just four families over two centuries.

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Thatch-topped rural hideaway in Conna, Co Cork

With similar winsome references to the 300-year-old cottage it replaced, this millennium-built recreation on two acres in East Cork marries the old with the new with a host of modern features and four en-suite bedrooms, writes Tommy Barker.

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Tipperary eco-home build has a new rhythm of life in Cloughjordan

Oliver Moore completes the story of his self-build in the mould-breaking village of Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, where the emphasis is on community and sustainability.

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Cloyne Cork house sale has garden attractions

A recent price drop comes with distinctive Belmont House on two and a half acres, says <B>Trish Dromey.</b>

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A sound trading up option in Cork’s Waterfall

<B>Tommy Barker </b>says buyers get a second chance to get into Waterfall estate west of Cork city suburbs.

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Repairing homes after fires can be a burning topic

Once the fire brigade intervenes, a house can be left with water as well as smoke damage, says <B>Caroline Delaney.</b>

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Design comes out of the box in West Cork home

There are both stark and Starck reminders, of very different times, at this one-off West Cork home on the verdant banks of the Argideen River.

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Co Clare's Doonbeg Resortwas bought by Donald Trump for€11 million

Hospitality sector has a busy year with some big sales

Irish hotels are back in business - they’ve sold like hot-cakes during 2014, with over 50 finding new owners, with €450m changing hands in the process.

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A gentle hold on Georgian grace

Dundaniel House, Innishannon, Price: €1.8m
Size: 470 sq m (5,000 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 5, plus 8
Bathrooms: 4, plus 6
BER: N/A
Best Feature: Much loved 

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Opulence in a riverside setting in Bandon

The setting alone of this house - called Tearmann, after the Irish word for a place of sanctuary and built to passive house standards - encourages a bit of indolence: there’s little as calming as lolling by water.

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