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Irish Landmark at Dublin Horse Show 2017

July 28, 2017

Since it was first held in 1864 the Horse Show has become a Dublin institution. A celebration of Ireland’s affinity with the horse, from the best show horses to the best international show jumpers.  It is one of Ireland’s largest events, a highlight of the summer, each year welcoming tens of thousands of people from […]

Designer Orla Kelly talk on interiors at Irish Landmarks

July 21, 2017

Irish Landmark Trust are thrilled to invite you to a talk with renowned designer and colour consultant, Orla Kelly.  Orla, who has worked on the colour consultation, interior design and fit out of 19 Irish  Landmark properties, will be discussing selecting suitable colours, fabrics and furniture for a wide range of historic buildings. A talk […]

Skills and practice of Irish Crafts

June 1, 2017

We were reminded of the wonderful award winning documentary series on RTÉ called Hands, which documented the skills and practice of Irish craft in the 1970’s and 1980’s – and delighted to learn that these short documentaries are now available to be purchased online. For anyone who would like to learn more about thatching there […]

Galen Bales: An Irish Landmarker’s story

April 25, 2017

This month, we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our very own Irish Landmarkers Galen Bales. Galen is an entrepreneur, a leading business mind and has a long-standing involvement with Irish Landmark Trust. Galen arrived in Ireland from the U.S.A. in 1994 and vividly recalls the visible dilapidation of beautiful buildings peppered […]

Aspirations for 2017

February 1, 2017

How has January passed for you? Have you embarked on the new chapters promised for 2017? January can get a bad press. It feels like a month created to survive versus a month designed to live. Resolutions can be cruel at a time when the weather is bleak and the days are short. For this […]

Compassion and kindness in February and an aspiration checklist for Magherintemple Lodge in Co. Antrim

February 1, 2017

February’s arrival signals that we have made it through the worst of seasonal austerity but judging by the cold spells to date we still need to wrap up. However, if you are lucky you will have spotted your first daffodil or bulbs sprouting from the ground signifying a great hibernation coming to a close.  Of […]

Cultural Cruising

February 1, 2017

Our friends at the National Trust for Scotland have an experience that may also become one of your aspirations in 2017. They have an autumn cruise along the western fringes of Scotland and Ireland called Colour of the Celts. Their world-famous west coast cruise is going to Scotland and Ireland in September 2017.  Run since 1953 to […]

Aspiration Four: Read more poetry.

February 1, 2017

Pick the scenic routes you wish to travel and pack poetry relevant to the places you intend to visit so that you can ponder, reflect and create appropriate pauses as you journey. Not all of our properties have poems actually dedicated to them but Helen’s Tower in Bangor, Co. Down formed the inspiration for two […]

Aspiration Three: Be brave in your travels. 

February 1, 2017

Try and select a holiday with Irish Landmark Trust that takes you out of your comfort zone. If you want to tackle brave new heights, The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge is just a short drive from two of our properties, namely Magherintemple Lodge and Kiln Wing, Old Corn Mill in Co. Antrim. However, bravery can come […]

Aspiration Two: Visit somewhere in Ireland that you have always meant to go and never have. 

February 1, 2017

We have all experienced that conversation where you say ‘I really must try and get there’ or when an overseas visitor’s favourite place in Ireland is somewhere you haven’t been. Sometimes when we travel, our inclination is to spend hours in the car or to create grandiose plans to be achieved. One of the joys […]