The largest single footprint in the conserved, converted and upgraded yard space with enclosed garden at Cork city’s Thompson House, measuing about 12,500 sq ft, is now available to let, on a new ten year lease, according to Lynch family owners’ co-developer John Lynch.
The wall of dense rhododendron on the spine of Torc Mountain in the Killarney National Park acted as a firebreak in the early hours of Saturday morning and prevented a major fire reaching the oak, beech and pine woodlands, it has emerged.
As Cork City Council and the Office of Public Works draw up plans to erect controversial flood defences in the city centre, the Irish Examiner brings you an alternative view. All this week, we highlight the shortlisted entries to the Save Cork City competition to unlock the potential of Morrisson’s Island in the heart of the city centre and reimagine what its future might hold. Some are brave. Some are bold. But all are designed to spark debate. The overall winner will be revealed in the Irish Examiner next Monday.
THERE’S a whole lot more than first meets the eye at this lime-dashed west Cork village home. Step in the front door of this street side, low-key Georgian restoration and its interiors whisk along a century or two in terms of internal design, furnishings and comfort. Location is in the architectural gem of a village that is Castletownshend, and this new market arrival (it graced our front page last week, but needs this interior spread to show what the mix really has to offer) it going to appeal to a mobile set.