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Articles about Wicklow Head Lighthouse

National Heritage Week and Irish Landmark

August 25, 2017

Heritage Week highlights hundreds of events that you can attend in all parts of the country. Irish Landmark Trust always enjoy throwing our doors open to the public. This year all our properties are open on Sunday 27th August offering a very relaxed opportunity to meander through our historic buildings and to experience the special […]

Irish Architectural Archive and Maura Shaffrey

August 25, 2017

Hurry or you’ll miss it !!   The Irish Architectural Archive is hosting a  Maura Shaffrey exhibition and it closes tomorrow, Saturday 26th August.   Maura and Patrick married in 1961 and became an unstoppable machine in their quest to transfer their passion for historic buildings and Irish towns into their wonderful publications Buildings of […]

Maura Shaffrey (1940-1997) – a leading light behind Wicklow Lighthouse

August 25, 2017

As Irish Landmark Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary, we remember Maura Shaffrey, the architect on the first ever Irish Landmark Trust restoration project, namely Wicklow Lighthouse. George Bernard Shaw once described how he could “think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were only built to serve”. If you […]

Late Availability Special Offers!

August 24, 2017

Fantastic Late Availability Special Offers now available! Looking for a last minute get away, we have some great late deals! Click on the “Special Offer Tab” on your chosen property to see if there are some great last minute deals.  You can also follow the links below for full lists of all properties available on the […]

Bobby Kerr – first Chairman of Great Lighthouses of Ireland

July 6, 2017

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland Partnership, an all-island tourism initiative, has announced that Insomnia Chairman, Entrepreneur, TV and radio personality Bobby Kerr is to be its first Independent Chairperson.  He will support the project’s development. A keen yachtsman with a passion for all things maritime, Bobby will chair the body which features twelve lighthouses in […]

Aspirations for 2017

February 1, 2017

How has January passed for you? Have you embarked on the new chapters promised for 2017? January can get a bad press. It feels like a month created to survive versus a month designed to live. Resolutions can be cruel at a time when the weather is bleak and the days are short. For this […]

Love is in the air…

January 19, 2017

Valentine’s Day comes but once a year and is a time to celebrate all things love and romance. What better gift to give your loved one than a romantic break away for two, so you can unwind and spend some real quality time together. So why not treat the loved one in your life to […]

Christmas Voucher Collection!

November 23, 2016

  This festive season, why not treat your loved one to a break away with our Christmas Voucher Collection. Discover the wonder of a windswept Lighthouse, the rustic charm of a Gatelodge or indulge in the old world romance of a Castle.    Lodge Collection €340 / £275 The Lodge Collection includes the following choices:  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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