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A Food Lover’s Paradise

April 11, 2014

In Ireland we are fortunate to have a rich heritage from literature, art and the built environment to natural resources that can be enjoyed via stunning walks and drives. We have a top quality food and drinks industry. As the tourist season is officially open we thought that over the next few newsletters (and on […]

Nutritious Fish is Delicious

April 11, 2014

As an island we have an abundance of enviably fresh fish and seafood. We are known around the world for our salmon, sure isn’t that where legendary hero Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) gained all his knowledge? The Barbican in County Antrim is based near Glenarm organic salmon farm. How about some smoked salmon on […]

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

April 11, 2014

Bushmills’ world famous Irish whiskey can be sampled at source if you are staying in Drum Gate Lodge. You can visit the Old Bushmills Distillery for a taste or if you are not keen on the pure stuff, an Irish coffee is a very palatable way to enjoy a nip. Irish Landmark guests that visit […]

From Full Irish Breakfasts to Cheese Boards – Cork & Wicklow highlights

April 11, 2014

Clonakilty Pudding is famous all over the world. The town of Clonakilty has much to offer the food lover. It was the first Fair Trade Town in Ireland and is now part of the Cittaslow (slow food) movement. It has a wonderful Friday food market and a huge selection of award winning restaurants. Need we […]

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 […]

Downton Abbey

March 11, 2014

For any Downton Abbey fans out there, we would highly recommend availing of our two properties in Russborough House. Guests stay in the area of the house previously occupied by then owners Sir Alfred and Lady Beit. While we can’t promise you servants and intrigue, we can promise you luxury, escape and likely a calmer […]

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 […]

National Gallery and Russborough House

February 9, 2014

Ireland’s National Gallery is this year celebrating its 150th birthday. It’s interesting to know the history of how it came about and the links with our Russborough House properties. Dublin’s Great Exhibition was held in 1853 just two years after the first of these types of expositions of world trade took place in the Crystal […]

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 […]