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Articles tagged as "2018"

Irish Landmarks for a Romantic Break

February 2, 2018

We always enjoy hearing from customers planning to whisk a loved one away to a romantic property. We also take great heart from being privy to an engagement proposal occurring in one of our Gatelodges, Cottages or at the top of our many Lighthouses. At this time of year, we especially enjoy sharing the love […]

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 […]

Skills and practice of Irish Crafts

June 1, 2017

We were reminded of the wonderful award winning documentary series on RTÉ called Hands, which documented the skills and practice of Irish craft in the 1970’s and 1980’s – and delighted to learn that these short documentaries are now available to be purchased online. For anyone who would like to learn more about thatching there […]

Galen Bales: An Irish Landmarker’s story

April 25, 2017

This month, we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our very own Irish Landmarkers Galen Bales. Galen is an entrepreneur, a leading business mind and has a long-standing involvement with Irish Landmark Trust. Galen arrived in Ireland from the U.S.A. in 1994 and vividly recalls the visible dilapidation of beautiful buildings peppered […]

Become an Irish Landmarker and help rescue old buildings from ruin

April 25, 2017

How often do we walk around our local environments and take for granted the structures that we see? When we see decay, dilapidation, ruin, it may seem sad, an eye sore, a health and safety issue but the tendency to keep walking is a natural one. We assure ourselves that taking care of an old […]

Finalist – Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017

January 1, 2017

We are absolutely delighted to find out that we have successfully made it to the final stages in the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards in Best Innovative Place to Stay category. The Awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, […]

Celebrating Standards!

December 28, 2016

Historical experience and personal tales are etched into the fabric of Irish Landmark properties. Through careful, conservation, restoration and refurbishment we have achieved the dichotomy of living within historical walls while also experiencing comfortable, warm, high quality, modern day accommodation. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that four of our properties -(Merrion […]

And so Merry Christmas ……

December 21, 2016

A time for family, friends, gifts, gatherings, fun and festivity. But equally, a time for quiet reflection, personal space, escape and solace from the chaos of this time of year. This month, we promote our Irish Landmark properties with consideration for the range of emotions that people can be feeling during Christmas and New Year. […]

Escape for Christmas?

December 21, 2016

Fantastic Special Offers and Late Availability Respecting people’s wishes at Christmas is incredibly important and there are plenty of people who, given the choice, would be very comfortable to spend the 25th of December in their own company, creating their own vision for the day. For many it can feel like the whole world is […]