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Articles tagged as "2016"

Hygge Holidays

October 12, 2016

Hygge pronounced “Hooga” is a Danish cultural gem. If you haven’t already heard about this concept, prepare yourself! Irish bookshops report that there will be at least eight new book titles on the market for Christmas 2016 all dedicated to the pursuit and practice of Hygge. The Danes have achieved the rankings of happiest citizens in the world and […]

Halloween Festivities

October 12, 2016

The ancient Celts believed that the seasonal changeover from light to dark created a portal where spirits, banshees and pukas could easily transgress the boundaries of the living and dead. During the festival of Samhain, bonfires were lit and disguises worn as measures to ward off evil spirits. Halloween in Ireland is still loaded with tradition, with tales of […]

Bram Stoker Festival 2016

October 5, 2016

It’s coming up to that time of the year again for dressing up and having some fun with the family and the kids for Halloween! Dublin is doing its part this year by hosting the Bram Stoker Festival 2016. Inspired by the heritage of Dublin-born Gothic novelist Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula. This festival has […]

County Down recognised as one of Top 100 Green Destination in the World!

September 29, 2016

This week County Down won the prestigious title of Top 100 Sustainable Destination!  This award recognises destinations around the world that cherish and celebrate their authenticity, their biodiversity and nature, their cultural values, their local community and entrepreneurs, and their environment for future generations of citizens and travellers. Two of our properties, St. Helen’s Tower […]

Open House Dublin 2016

September 21, 2016

This year Open House Dublin is taking place from 14-16th October. This annual event is now in its eleventh year and is run by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Through an extensive programme of talks, tours and exhibitions, the goal is to highlight the buildings of Dublin that have altered our vision of the city over time, shaped how […]

Falling asleep under the beams of a lighthouse…

September 13, 2016

“The country road narrows towards the end of the peninsula, trees disappear, and as we curve around the last bend, the lighthouse comes into view, a tall yellow-and -black striped tower watching over the sea…” These are the words of the travel writer Yvonne Gordon in last weekend’s The Guardian. She describes a visit and […]

Start your Culture Night pursuit at the Merrion Mews

September 12, 2016

Join us for a self directed learning experience on Friday 16th September as part of Culture Night in Dublin! The mews building at the rear of No.63 Merrion Square is an integral part of one of the most significant survivals of an 18th century Dublin townhouse  – comprising main house with garden, mews and stables […]

Clomantagh Castle & Kilkenny’s Festival Spirit 

September 8, 2016

To take an informal approach to learning is a real possibility when booking a mini break in one of our properties. An Irish Landmark holiday offers the chance to brush up on a range of subjects including architecture, conservation, history and the potential to delve into personalities from the past directly associated with specific buildings. […]

Irish Landmark Trust and National Heritage Week

September 8, 2016

As part of National Heritage Week, we opened the doors to a selection of our historic properties, offering visitors a special opportunity to explore our unique holiday homes. Generally, it is only the overnight guest who experiences the warmth, beauty and cultural significance of our accommodations. However, on Sunday the 28th August 2016, reservations for […]

Would you like to stay in a Lightkeepers House?

September 7, 2016

We were delighted to see some of our lighthouses featured in this month’s Cara Magazine which is available on all Aerlingus flights. The award winning travel writer Yvonne Gordon got to visit and stay in some of Ireland’s amazing lighthouses around the coast including the Wicklow Head Light House, St John’s Point, Co. Down and the Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Antrim. […]