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Articles tagged as "2017"

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 […]

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 […]

School’s out!

July 6, 2017

School’s out for summer and Irish Landmark extends a very special welcome to the many children who will visit our properties this summer. George Orwell once described how ‘to see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle’. As busy families plan the next eight weeks of school holidays, we promote our […]

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 […]

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