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Designed for both practicality and beauty, every Bunbury Board chopping board is made from the finest wood, taken from fallen or dead trees on the Lisnavagh Estate, Co. Carlow. Each handcrafted piece comes with its own unique ‘tree report’ detailing how the wood came to be a Bunbury Board. Order one (prices start at €29.99) from

Fairy liquid really does last twice as long as rival brands, according to a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority. When bosses at Persil complained to the ASA and challenged claims that Fairy lasted twice as long as the 'next best-selling brand', saying the ad was misleading and could not be substantiated, Fairy - owned by Procter & Gamble - set out to prove its claims. The...

Maintaining some colour throughout the garden in autumn can be a bit of a challenge, but heathers are an ideal way to maintain visual interest without too much work. 

Found throughout Western Europe and in some parts of north-eastern North America and Siberia, different varieties are widely cultivated in rock gardens and it’s a great choice for poor, acid or sandy soil.


Susan Wainwright will host a free talk entitled 'Success with Bulbs' on Saturday October 5th. The talk will begin at 11am at Carewswood Garden Centre & Cafe, Castlemartyr and all are welcome to attend. 

Established by businessman Pat Roche (formerly of Tubs & Tiles), and his business partner Michael Tyrrell, City Tiles and Bathrooms is now open in the Togher Industrial Estate, boasting the largest showrooms in Munster.

With 50 state-of-the-art individual bathrooms designed to cater for every need and budget, careful thought and consideration has been put into design, layout and...

Turn a dull alcove or a boring bedroom into something special with this Postcard Wallpaper, €25, per roll, Next.

The term ‘mulch’ means any material placed on the surface of the soil, and September is the time to start getting ready for winter by applying a layer of mulch to all of your beds, borders and containers.

There are several benefits to mulching:

· It reduces evaporation from soil surface, cutting water use by 25-50%

· Organic mulches promote soil...

We love the eye catching domino-effect of this Ray Power designed LZF Escape Pendant. Available in a variety of colours, €384,

Heatons' vintage-effect jars look cute grouped in threes on bathroom shelf or windowsill. Pick them up for €5 in stores now.

Niall McCarthy creates colourful personalised furniture and accessories using second hand items. Check out his up-cycled and custom tables, drawer units and sideboards on or pop into The Paint Store, Ballincollig, where this piece is currently on show. Call 087 852 6729 or email for more...

The Drapery Shop is inviting customers to enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat in-store in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness  today, Friday, September 27th. Attendees will be treated to a preview of the Autumn collections from Prestigious Textiles and SLX Blinds, with a selection of promotions running throughout the day.

Available in on-trend grey, pewter and silver, as well as red, blue, purple and lime, the Orbit from the DFS Studio Collection is cute as a button and retailing at €649, that's half price until October 13th. Its multi-coloured buttons mean it will fit with existing pieces and you can also order the back buttons in the same colour as the sofa.

Many homeowners would love to be able to afford a solid wood kitchen but end up compromising in a bid to save on costs. Cash & Carry Kitchens have spent time sourcing a solution that allows everyone to benefit from the eminence of solid wood without breaking the bank!

The Avalon Kitchen is a value-for-money kitchen that looks and feels incredibly expensive and is  built to...

With the right decoration, even the smallest or most awkward space can be transformed into a cosy reading nook. The Drapery Shop on Emmet Place specialise in creating fabric-covered cushions to suit all spaces. Simply bring your measurements and pop by the store to browse the vast range of stunning fabrics. Call 021 427 18 77 or find them on Facebook for details.

Amity's new lampshades are handcrafted in vintage fabric in a range of colourful prints and patterns. Prices start at €55 at Amity Boutique, 17 French Church St. Cork City. Call 021 427 5038 for details.

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