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Articles tagged as "2017"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t forget to check this week’s late availability special offers

July 21, 2014

We have some really good late availability offers for you this week.  Click here to see them all.   To book, simply follow the link on the offer you like.  

Workshop at Russborough Lime Kiln 14th -17th July

July 10, 2014

Building Limes Forum Ireland in conjunction with current SPAB fellows and Scholars are running a workshop at Russborough Lime Kiln from 14-17 July. Come for a day or more. Bring your own PPE and join in! Also please do bring along anyone else you feel maybe interested and is interested in joining the Building Limes Forum Ireland […]

Houzz.com contributor, John Dorman, writes on Irish Landmark properties

November 25, 2013

‘Live a Fairytale in a Getaway Castle Tower’ – this is the wonderful heading to John Dorman’s recent contribution to Houzz.com.   The article discusses, amongst other really interesting properties, Irish Landmark’s Helen’s Tower and Wicklow Lighthouse.    We were very taken with the well described ‘House in the Clouds’.  Now there’s one Irish Landmark […]

Another great Irish Landmark offer with Rewarding Times

November 22, 2013

Irish Landmark has once more teamed up with Irish Times to offers its readers and our guests a great opportunity to get a special deal on an Irish Landmark holiday.  With only 2 days left on this offer, time is running out.  So if you want to grab a great getaway deal for 2014, then […]

Tullymurry House – a ‘Best Restoration’ finalist

November 11, 2013

Alongside four larger contruction companies, all involved in significant town hall and civic centre projects across Northern Ireland, we were delighted that John McAleenan and Co, the builders entrusted with last year’s extensive restoration of Tullymurry House, were also shortlisted for Northern Ireland’s CEF Contruction Employers Federation’s “Best Restoration’ excellence award 2013. Tullymurry was the […]

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