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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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