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Articles tagged as "Loop Head Lightkeepers House"

Music Nights: Irish music way out west

November 3, 2014

Ireland is a very popular country for music lovers and musicians alike. Increasingly, arts festivals are using more unusual venues like old churches for gigs, which are very atmospheric and there are often ‘Open Mic’ sessions for aspiring musicians. The nights are getting longer and the weather’s getting colder. This suggests it’s now perfect weather […]

Life’s a Beach

August 19, 2014

We have been enjoying a stunning summer in Ireland this year, but even in bad weather (any season), beaches are terrific amenities. Our properties based near the sea, are also based in counties with some pretty special and unspoiled beaches. So if you love a swim, surf, paddle or walk, we will let you in […]

Literary Ireland: Yeats Country

July 11, 2014

County Sligo was the birthplace of William Butler Yeats. A poet whose work spans several literary periods, there are many cultural heritage sites dedicated to the man and his work. Our Schoolhouse at Annaghmore would work as a perfect base to explore the county and its literary heritage. The Yeats Society is located in Sligo […]

Wild Atlantic Way

June 27, 2014

Discover Ireland is currently running a campaign highlighting the Wild Atlantic Way. Earlier in the year we mentioned this wonderful, new initiative and we just wanted to remind you that we have several properties based near the Atlantic Ocean. You can choose from: Termon House in Donegal, the Schoolhouse in Sligo, Loophead Lightkeeper’s House in Clare and the […]

Craic agus Ceol in County Clare

June 20, 2014

Willie Clancy Festival for traditional Irish music fans The Willie Clancy Festival has been running since 1973. Set up in memory of Willie Clancy, a piper from Clare, the festival and its summer school attracts people from all over the world. It takes place in Milltown Malbay and you could stay in our County Clare […]

Walks: Rugged Coastlines and Historic Towns

May 29, 2014

Coastal walks never fail to interest and inspire people and as an island we are fortunate to have some stunning coastlines. An hour’s drive from Annes Grove Gatelodge in Castletownroche will bring you to Ballymacoda for Knocknadoon Head Looped Walk. The world famous Cliffs of Moher are located not far from our Loop Head Lightkeeper’s […]

Wild Atlantic Way – go west and go wild

March 24, 2014

Last week we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day here in Ireland. It tends to mark the beginning of the official tourism season of the year. One of this year’s new initiatives from Failte Ireland (our national tourist board) is the recently launched Wild Atlantic Way. You can enjoy some of the visual highlights in the video link […]

Lighthouse Love

March 11, 2014

We are delighted to announce the continuation of our working partnership with Commissioners of Irish Lights. It is thanks to this relationship that we have the existing properties of lightkeepers’ houses at Galley Head in Co. Cork, Blackhead in Co. Antrim, Loop Head in Co. Clare and Wicklow Lighthouse in our portfolio. Watch this space […]

Storms!

February 20, 2014

It may be too soon to say Spring is here but there is certainly a calm between storms. Here in Ireland the weather is something we discuss very frequently and recently more so than ever with the unusual levels of stormy winds experienced around the island. Lighthouses and stormy seas have been a source of […]

Let’s go to the movies with Irish Landmark properties

January 26, 2014

As it’s awards season (Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars to name but a few) it got us thinking about Ireland being used as a film location and indeed our properties in or near to some of the various areas. Russborough House, County Wicklow, was used in 2011 film Haywire which starred Michael Fassbender. We have […]