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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 […]

To the lighthouse – Financial Times of February 8, 2013

February 8, 2013

“A 19th-century keeper’s cottage on a remote peninsula now belongs to the Irish Landmark Trust, The lighthouse keeper had such brilliant blue eyes that my friend couldn’t stop staring at him…” click here to read the full article by Catherine Mack in the Financial Times of February 8, 2013