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Win weekend away in Magherintemple Lodge

May 6, 2016

Win a weekend away in Magherintemple Lodge Update Wednesday 1st June: This competition is now closed. We will announce the winner in the next few days. Thanks to everyone who entered. We would love to increase interaction with our online community. The more people who know about our work and rent our properties, the more […]

Learning Events in May

April 21, 2016

Two interesting learning events are coming up in May… Galway’s Heritage Buildings Show 2016 If you would like to learn more about conservation and traditional building skills, the Irish Georgian Society with Galway County Council and the Office of Public Works are running a weekend of learning in Portumna Castle in County Galway. From Saturday 7th May – […]

1916

March 24, 2016

The official 1916 commemoration date is nearly upon us and although stories and projects will be ongoing throughout the year, we thought we’d share a couple of highlights that we’ve noticed ourselves. A tour and a commemorative gift Irish Landmark Trust’s head office is located on Parnell Square and many of us get the bus to work. […]

The story of a book and a house

March 21, 2016

A lovely story relating to Tullymurry House greeted us on Friday morning in an email from Richard McMinn. A family bible that belonged to the Marshall family (owners of Tullymurry House back in the 1800s) was returned to the house on Thursday – St. Patrick’s Day 2016. A woman called Aideen Walsh found the bible in […]

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2016

Go Green on St. Patrick’s Day Happy St. Patrick’s Day one and all. Today, people all over the world enjoy celebrations in the name of Ireland’s patron saint. This day last year we shared the gorgeous video made by Discover Ireland, with Liam Neeson’s excellent voice-over. We liked it so much that we thought we’d share […]

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 […]

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