Articles tagged as "2018"

Spring into Summer with Irish Landmark

March 9, 2018

Summer seems so far off right now.  It has been a long dark unpredicatable winter. Every now and then, glimmers of spring came tantalisingly close only to face combat and assault by the bitter cold. The arrival of raging snow storms cast the final straw for the foot soldiers of spring. Daffodils and crocuses fought […]

2018 Summer Early Bird Discount

March 8, 2018

To tie in with our ‘Spring into Summer’ ezine, we’re running a special offer of 15% discount for a stay during the summer (1 June to 30 September 2018) at the following properties Schoolhouse at Annaghmore, in Co.Sligo Knocknalosset House in Co.Cavan Termon House in Co.Donegal Railway Crossing Cottage Schooner and Clipper Lightkeeper houses at […]

Two Nature Books to pack for your Irish Landmark holiday

March 8, 2018

Nature is truly a natural therapist and it carries no price tag in terms of the work it contributes to protecting our spirits. In the past, nature played a huge role in rearing Irish children with many hours lost in the freedom of the outdoors. Two studies made newspaper headlines recently identifying how our access […]

Nature Escapes with Irish Landmark Trust

March 8, 2018

Nourish and revive your connections with nature and the natural world. Book a ‘Grass -Roots’ Getaway for the May and June Bank holidays  Here are some of our top recommendations to plant yourselves firmly in the moment and to enjoy a nature escape with Irish Landmark Trust. Ballealy Cottage, Co. Antrim  (Sleeps 5) If you are […]

‘Love for learning’ with Irish Landmark

February 2, 2018

‘The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge’   (Bertrand Russell). This Valentines Day we place love at the centre of learning and offer you the chance to discover more about a specific historical figure associated with an Irish Landmark Trust property. We hope that whatever property you choose to visit opens […]

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 […]

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