When mothers kill
When mothers kill

Amanda Cassidy

Supper Club: Gnocchi and tomato bake
Supper Club: Gnocchi and tomato bake

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From climate strikes to music and arts festival — here’s what’s happening around Ireland this weekend
From climate strikes to music and arts festival — here’s what’s happening around Ireland this...

Sarah Gill

Office attire: Workwear staples to shape your autumn wardrobe
Office attire: Workwear staples to shape your autumn wardrobe

Sarah Finnan

‘With two young kids and extortionate childcare, we’re living in a constant state of financial plate juggling’
‘With two young kids and extortionate childcare, we’re living in a constant state of financial...

Dominique McMullan

This 1930s Clontarf home has received an injection of brightness thanks to a thoughtful renovation
This 1930s Clontarf home has received an injection of brightness thanks to a thoughtful renovation

Megan Burns

‘Are you a Rachel or a Monica?’ Why I think indecision is really my superpower
‘Are you a Rachel or a Monica?’ Why I think indecision is really my superpower

Cathy Carey

‘I didn’t expect the level of anger setting boundaries would cause’
‘I didn’t expect the level of anger setting boundaries would cause’

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September 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
September 23: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Gill

This small but mighty Harold’s Cross cottage is currently on the market for €299,000
This small but mighty Harold’s Cross cottage is currently on the market for €299,000

Sarah Gill

Photography by Shantanu Starick, Styling by Ciara
Image / Living / Interiors

Photography by Shantanu Starick, Styling by Ciara

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LIVING

While away time in this stunning perfumers house, nestled between the trees in West Cork


by Amanda Kavanagh
09.06.21

Leaving the city, an ambitious couple set about restoring an old farmhouse to its former glory, with dreamy results.

“It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years,” muses Joan Woods. The perfumer is talking about her move to West Cork; to a new home, a new business and in her own words, “a totally new way of life”. On the outskirts of Union Hall, Joan and her husband Richard Bradburn have achieved what many urban dwellers dream of. Both have forged successful new careers, hers as a founder of organic perfume company Waters +...

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