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Castletown House – Programme of Events

March 11, 2016

Visit Castletown House and stay with Irish Landmark Trust Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare is under the remit of the OPW and not only can you take a tour of this wonderful house to learn all about its history (followed by some very tasty refreshments in the cafe), the team at Castletown has lined up an […]

Behind the Scenes

March 11, 2016

A chance to learn about the restoration of Merrion Mews Do you ever wonder about the work that goes into turning one of our properties from a ‘before’ into an ‘after’? Architect Grainne Shaffrey recently gave a fascinating talk about her work on our Merrion Mews, in association with the Irish Architecture Foundation. During a guided […]

World Book Day

March 3, 2016

This World Book Day (today, 3rd March) Blackhead Lighthouse will be hosting a reading event for local school children with writer Ronda Armitage. Ronda Armitage was born in New Zealand and now lives in Sussex. She is the prize-winning author of many picture books for children, including the well-loved Lighthouse Keeper series of modern children’s […]

Nicholas Robinson Lecture

February 12, 2016

The Follies Trust invites you to a talk by Nicholas Robinson, LANDMARKS AND LANDMARKERS: The Work of the Irish Landmark Trust. Where: The Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 When: 6pm Tuesday 23 February 2016 Nicholas Robinson, a founder and first chairman of the Irish Landmark Trust, is currently president of the Trust. He has […]

Remembering Terry Kelly

January 20, 2016

The recent death of Terry Kelly has greatly saddened us all. For me, Terry was first my boss, then my mentor, and ultimately a very dear friend. I count myself lucky to have known and worked with Terry. She had a way of bringing out the best in a person. She herself was a lady […]

Christmas Gift Ideas

December 3, 2015

Christmas Gift Ideas Season’s Greetings to you all. If you happen to be stuck for some Christmas gift ideas we are here to help. Firstly, many thanks for your support of our work this year. Particular thanks to our ongoing sponsors, The Heritage Council. Thanks also to our Irish Landmarkers and to our first Corporate Irish […]

Irish Landmark Trust in 2015

December 3, 2015

Some highlights of Irish Landmark Trust’s work in 2015 It has been another productive year so we thought we’d share some of our key achievements. We completed several refurbishment projects on existing properties. In order to conserve the properties that we have already restored, while keeping them at the standard we want for our guests, […]

Thanks Irish Landmarkers

November 5, 2015

In October, we hosted a party for our Irish Landmarkers to say thanks. We chose the location of our Merrion Mews in Dublin 2. This property was restored by us in 2007. Merrion Mews has its own garden and coach yard and the Garda Mounted Unit use the stables while on duty in the city. The garden […]

Open House Dublin

October 15, 2015

This year, Open House Dublin is taking place from 16-18 October. This annual event is now in its tenth year and is run by the Irish Architecture Foundation. It is a great opportunity to explore some of Dublin’s most intriguing buildings. The weekend includes tours of the open properties, walks, workshops and events. There are approximately […]

Seal near Wicklow Head Lighthouse

September 25, 2015

Recent guests at Wicklow Head Lighthouse took this wonderful photo of a local seal. Thank you Michaela and Sven! Ireland has lots to offer wildlife lovers. Whale and Dolphin Watching Close to Galley Head is a prime whale watching spot and close to Loop Head you can go and see the Shannon dolphins. As we […]