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Modern take on a city cottage: 6 Grotto Place

Modern take on a city cottage: 6 Grotto Place

Mulberry: the kitchen has French doors to the back

Mulberry: the kitchen has French doors to the back

The exterior of Tram Cottage has plenty of character

The exterior of Tram Cottage has plenty of character

The kitchen at 6 Grotto Place has high-gloss fitted units

The kitchen at 6 Grotto Place has high-gloss fitted units

6 Grotto Place underwent a major renovation in 2012

6 Grotto Place underwent a major renovation in 2012

15 Eugene Street  is situated in a cul-de-sac off Cork Street

15 Eugene Street is situated in a cul-de-sac off Cork Street

The living room of 15 Eugene Street (above) features a cast-iron fireplace

The living room of 15 Eugene Street (above) features a cast-iron fireplace

Mulberry's main bathroom

Mulberry's main bathroom

Mulberry's living room

Mulberry's living room

Mulberry is set right back from the road for extra privacy

Mulberry is set right back from the road for extra privacy

The ground floor at 34 Pembroke Street is one open living space

The ground floor at 34 Pembroke Street is one open living space

The property at 34 Pembroke St has been extended out the back

The property at 34 Pembroke St has been extended out the back

The interior of Tram Cottage is fitted with oak units that need a bit of modernising

The interior of Tram Cottage is fitted with oak units that need a bit of modernising

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Modern take on a city cottage: 6 Grotto Place

Nothing quite says 'I love you' like making the commitment to buy a home together. And where better to make the romantic gesture than in a city that is home to the relics of St Valentine?

Whitefriar Church on Dublin's Aungier Street is a popular spot today when many couples will go to visit the shrine that is dedicated to the saint.

A plaque beside the shrine is inscribed with the words: "This shrine contains the sacred body of Saint Valentine the Martyr. Together with a small vessel tinged with his blood." Emperor Claudius II (the Cruel) was the Roman Emperor who banned engagements and marriages, believing that marital commitments had reduced the recruitment of soldiers to his army. St Valentine was a cleric who defied that ruling and married young couples in secret. When he was caught, Claudius had him beaten with clubs and beheaded.