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Irish Architectural Archive and Maura Shaffrey

August 25, 2017

Hurry or you’ll miss it !!   The Irish Architectural Archive is hosting a  Maura Shaffrey exhibition and it closes tomorrow, Saturday 26th August.   Maura and Patrick married in 1961 and became an unstoppable machine in their quest to transfer their passion for historic buildings and Irish towns into their wonderful publications Buildings of […]

Maura Shaffrey (1940-1997) – a leading light behind Wicklow Lighthouse

August 25, 2017

As Irish Landmark Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary, we remember Maura Shaffrey, the architect on the first ever Irish Landmark Trust restoration project, namely Wicklow Lighthouse. George Bernard Shaw once described how he could “think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were only built to serve”. If you […]

#landmarksforfoodies

August 22, 2017

Irish Landmarks are located in some of the most beautiful parts of the Country. We know from talking to our guests that food can be a central part of an Irish Landmark break. Either on a self catering holiday – cooking for friends and family – or enjoying some of the local foodie experiences that […]

Irish Landmark Opens Doors for Heritage Week 2017

July 28, 2017

To celebrate National Heritage Week 2017,  we in Irish Landmark Trust will be opening our properties to the public on Sunday 27th August. All of our properties in the South will be available for visitors to explore on the day. It is a great chance to have a snoop around and plan future trips away. […]

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 […]