Seaside treasure has panoramic views of the north Dublin coast

This modern, light-filled home, right beside the beach at Rush, was built on the site of a 200-year-old coach house

Harbour View: A stunning property with direct beach frontage over Rush harbour

For many, tales of swashbuckling smugglers immediately bring to mind the Cornish coast and novels by Daphne du Maurier. But Ireland has its legendary figures too, most notably the 16th-century pirate queen Grace O’Malley, who ruled for decades over her sea kingdom in the west of Ireland.

Along the east coast, and two centuries later, another sea trader of note was Jack Connor, best known as Jack the Bachelor. The bold Jack was a notorious ...