My fantasy of a life in the west is everyone else’s fantasy too now
Don‘t you dare move out of Dublin and indulge your cottage - fixing, chicken-owning west-of-Ireland fantasy before I do
“A few slates and a new bathroom, and that would be actually lovely,” I mutter, peering at four photos of yet another dilapidated cottage 25 kilometres from the nearest shop. “Sure, you could paint over that,” I shrug at the full-blown oak tree forcing its way through the gable wall of a gargantuan farmhouse rumoured to be the location of a sophisticated diesel laundering operation and the last place at least two people were seen...
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