This project received funding from the Heritage Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage in 2020.
The Covid 19 pandemic brought a halt to all holiday letting at Irish Landmark’s properties. Irish Landmark decided to use this time to assess what repairs were required at the properties to maintain a high standard of conservation. Most properties required just minor works, but the lockdown and consequent lack of regular use impacted very severely in particular on properties where there was a lot of lime plaster, either internally or externally; and also those properties most exposed to the effects of sea spray. Investigation at both Termon House and the Lightkeeper’s House at Loop Head uncovered significant damp and other issues . With the loss of the holiday letting rental income, it seemed impossible that the required works could be carried out, and we faced the possibility of having to close the properties to guests – not just during the ‘lockdowns’, but for an extended period, until work could be done. So the news from the Heritage Council of available funding from the July Stimulus Fund was a glimmer of hope. Irish Landmark submitted an application, and we were delighted to receive a grant offer of €60,000 towards the total cost of works at these two properties.
LOOP HEAD LIGHTKEEPER’S HOUSE PHOTOS
TERMON HOUSE PHOTOS
The renovation and further conservation at Termon House and Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House received funding from the Heritage Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Irish Landmark is very grateful to the Department and Heritage Council. The properties will be brought back to a high standard, and we look forward with hope to welcoming guests again when the latest lockdown is lifted in December 2021.