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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 […]

Aspiration One: Select an interesting personality and let the blaze of their historic path guide your trip

February 1, 2017

You don’t need to start studying intensely but a gentle exploration will uncover how many of our properties have links to wonderful iconic figures and historic personalities. Selecting a guiding force and flicking through a book or watching some clips on the Internet is a very unique and intellectually satisfying way to prepare for a […]

Finalist – Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017

January 1, 2017

We are absolutely delighted to find out that we have successfully made it to the final stages in the 2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards in Best Innovative Place to Stay category. The Awards give recognition to and promote people, companies and organisations – overseas and at home – that have made significant contributions to developing, […]

Celebrating Standards!

December 28, 2016

Historical experience and personal tales are etched into the fabric of Irish Landmark properties. Through careful, conservation, restoration and refurbishment we have achieved the dichotomy of living within historical walls while also experiencing comfortable, warm, high quality, modern day accommodation. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce that four of our properties -(Merrion […]

And so Merry Christmas ……

December 21, 2016

A time for family, friends, gifts, gatherings, fun and festivity. But equally, a time for quiet reflection, personal space, escape and solace from the chaos of this time of year. This month, we promote our Irish Landmark properties with consideration for the range of emotions that people can be feeling during Christmas and New Year. […]

Escape for Christmas?

December 21, 2016

Fantastic Special Offers and Late Availability Respecting people’s wishes at Christmas is incredibly important and there are plenty of people who, given the choice, would be very comfortable to spend the 25th of December in their own company, creating their own vision for the day. For many it can feel like the whole world is […]