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Falling asleep under the beams of a lighthouse…

September 13, 2016

“The country road narrows towards the end of the peninsula, trees disappear, and as we curve around the last bend, the lighthouse comes into view, a tall yellow-and -black striped tower watching over the sea…” These are the words of the travel writer Yvonne Gordon in last weekend’s The Guardian. She describes a visit and […]

Start your Culture Night pursuit at the Merrion Mews

September 12, 2016

Join us for a self directed learning experience on Friday 16th September as part of Culture Night in Dublin! The mews building at the rear of No.63 Merrion Square is an integral part of one of the most significant survivals of an 18th century Dublin townhouse  – comprising main house with garden, mews and stables […]

Clomantagh Castle & Kilkenny’s Festival Spirit 

September 8, 2016

To take an informal approach to learning is a real possibility when booking a mini break in one of our properties. An Irish Landmark holiday offers the chance to brush up on a range of subjects including architecture, conservation, history and the potential to delve into personalities from the past directly associated with specific buildings. […]

Irish Landmark Trust and National Heritage Week

September 8, 2016

As part of National Heritage Week, we opened the doors to a selection of our historic properties, offering visitors a special opportunity to explore our unique holiday homes. Generally, it is only the overnight guest who experiences the warmth, beauty and cultural significance of our accommodations. However, on Sunday the 28th August 2016, reservations for […]

Would you like to stay in a Lightkeepers House?

September 7, 2016

We were delighted to see some of our lighthouses featured in this month’s Cara Magazine which is available on all Aerlingus flights. The award winning travel writer Yvonne Gordon got to visit and stay in some of Ireland’s amazing lighthouses around the coast including the Wicklow Head Light House, St John’s Point, Co. Down and the Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Antrim. […]

Heritage Week

August 12, 2016

Heritage Week is an initiative that we are delighted to partake in, on an annual basis. Almost all of our properties will be open on Sunday 28th August – the last day of this year’s Heritage Week activities. The Heritage Week website has a full listing of what’s on, so we hope you all get […]

Instagram

August 12, 2016

Irish Landmark Trust is now on Instagram. We’d really like our guests to share their holiday photos with us. Whether it’s shots of the interior or exterior of our properties, or photos of the exploring you do while you’re based in one of our properties, do feel free to post them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or […]

New properties

August 4, 2016

New Irish Landmark Trust properties are expecting their first guests this weekend! It is terrific to be able to let you know that we now have three new properties open! They are all lightkeepers’ houses and part of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland initiative. Locations One of the new properties is located at Blackhead in County Antrim […]

Meet Designer Orla Kelly

August 2, 2016

We are thrilled that designer Orla Kelly will be giving a talk about working on heritage properties at 1pm this Saturday 6th August in Clomantagh Castle, Freshford, County Kilkenny. Over the years, Orla has worked on the design, interiors and fit out of 19 of Irish Landmark Trust’s historic buildings. This involved selecting historic colours, fabrics, antiques and vernacular furniture […]

Dublin Horse Show

July 14, 2016

20-24 July We are delighted to be part of this year’s Dublin Horse Show. Last year was our first year to be involved and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We met lots of people who were interested in holidaying with us and we acquired a few new Irish Landmarkers in the process! The Dublin Horse Show […]