Tara Road Setting & Symbolism

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Tara Road

Tara Road is the neighborhood where Ria and Danny Lynch live. The first time Ria sees Tara Road is when Danny takes her by to show her the house that his friend Sean had inherited from an uncle. The house is beautiful but in need of major repair. Ria likes Tara Road immediately.

"Tara Road was very higgledy-piggledy. Big houses with gardens full of trees, small houses facing right on the street. No. 16 was a great old house, Danny said. Falling down, damp, shabby now. Poor Sean O'Brien's uncle must have been a bit of a no-hoper like Sean himself, it must have been a great house once." Chap. 1, p. 10

Danny tells Ria he dreams of owning the house on Tara Road. Danny is so enthusiastic that Ria also feels hope for the old house.

"'Look at the shape of the house,' Danny begged her...

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