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Articles tagged as "2018"

Compassion and kindness in February and an aspiration checklist for Magherintemple Lodge in Co. Antrim

February 1, 2017

February’s arrival signals that we have made it through the worst of seasonal austerity but judging by the cold spells to date we still need to wrap up. However, if you are lucky you will have spotted your first daffodil or bulbs sprouting from the ground signifying a great hibernation coming to a close.  Of […]

Cultural Cruising

February 1, 2017

Our friends at the National Trust for Scotland have an experience that may also become one of your aspirations in 2017. They have an autumn cruise along the western fringes of Scotland and Ireland called Colour of the Celts. Their world-famous west coast cruise is going to Scotland and Ireland in September 2017.  Run since 1953 to […]

Aspiration Four: Read more poetry.

February 1, 2017

Pick the scenic routes you wish to travel and pack poetry relevant to the places you intend to visit so that you can ponder, reflect and create appropriate pauses as you journey. Not all of our properties have poems actually dedicated to them but Helen’s Tower in Bangor, Co. Down formed the inspiration for two […]

Aspiration Three: Be brave in your travels. 

February 1, 2017

Try and select a holiday with Irish Landmark Trust that takes you out of your comfort zone. If you want to tackle brave new heights, The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is just a short drive from two of our properties, namely Magherintemple Lodge and Kiln Wing, Old Corn Mill in Co. Antrim. However, bravery can come […]

Aspiration Two: Visit somewhere in Ireland that you have always meant to go and never have. 

February 1, 2017

We have all experienced that conversation where you say ‘I really must try and get there’ or when an overseas visitor’s favourite place in Ireland is somewhere you haven’t been. Sometimes when we travel, our inclination is to spend hours in the car or to create grandiose plans to be achieved. One of the joys […]

Aspiration One: Select an interesting personality and let the blaze of their historic path guide your trip

February 1, 2017

You don’t need to start studying intensely but a gentle exploration will uncover how many of our properties have links to wonderful iconic figures and historic personalities. Selecting a guiding force and flicking through a book or watching some clips on the Internet is a very unique and intellectually satisfying way to prepare for a […]