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February Mid Term Break ideas for the family!

January 10, 2019

Still looking for somewhere to go with the kids for February Mid-Term? Here are some fantastic places to stay to spark little imaginations and give everyone some memorable family time.

Snowdrops and Early Spring Special Offer

January 9, 2019

  Snowdrops! Is there a more welcome sight then an array of snowdrops signalling early Spring is on its way? Every year, during January and February, 2 of our properties have wonderful displays of snowdrops, with their nodding white bells promising the end of winter. As a special treat, and because we love Snowdrops, Irish […]

40% Off at Elizabeth Fort

January 4, 2019

To kick off the New Year in style, Irish Landmark Trust are offering 40% OFF stays in January or February 2019 at Parade House or Garrison House in Cork City 

Another poem for Christmas and New Year

December 21, 2018

In keeping with our recent December ezine, we offer another of Patrick Kavanagh’s wonderful poems ‘Advent’. ..offering you a measure of calm and possibly event a rare chance to rest in the moment.   If the festive season becomes too much or the expectations begin to heighten, simply use these lines as mantras and repeat them […]

A no-fuss Christmas with Irish Landmark

December 14, 2018

In the past, Irish Landmark House Managers used to kindly put up decorations and fairy lights to greet our guests arriving for Christmas. However, this resulted in interesting feedback. Many of those choosing to rest with us at this time of year were on a mission to enjoy the holiday in a non-traditional way and to have a quiet, neutral space where […]

Poetry and Christmas at Irish Landmark

December 14, 2018

As the days in the run up to Christmas begin to take on a slightly more frenzied atmosphere, we find that poetry can be a wonderful way to keep our spirits grounded.   Below is one of Patrick Kavanagh’s beautiful poems A Christmas Childhood for a peaceful moment to pause and reflect on.    In this poem […]

Final fit out at Garrison House and Parade House, Elizabeth Fort

November 9, 2018

WALK THROUGH VIDEO FOR PARADE HOUSE AND GARRISON HOUSE

2019 Calendars – Great Lighthouses of Ireland

November 6, 2018

          Great Lighthouses of Ireland 2019 Calendars are currently sold out from the Head Office of   Irish Landmark Trust. Dot not worry though as you can purchase them from Great Lighthouses of Ireland website by clicking HERE. Featuring 12 Great Lighthouses of Ireland posters, by artist Roger O’ Reilly, this calendar […]

400 Years of Elizabeth Fort in a Snapshot

October 30, 2018

Throughout history Elizabeth Fort has stood strong, performing like a well-read history book, encapsulating tales and stories from Ireland’s past..  Early in 1590, Elizabeth I ordered the construction of forts for the protection of Ireland’s main port towns, including Cork.    In 1601 George Carew, who was Lord President of Munster, initiated the building of […]

Saving Elizabeth Fort

October 30, 2018

Chris Southgate, Conservation Engineer and Director of Southgate Associates, was appointed by the OPW to carry out a multi-phase restoration project on Elizabeth Fort. Chris describes how he and the team involved transformed the site from ‘an ivy covered dangerous structure into a heritage site with tourism potential’. This is a very modest assessment from […]

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