An Irish silver jubilee
THIS year, the Irish Landmark Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary. The trust took inspiration from its UK namesake and acquired its first property, the Wicklow Lighthouse, in 1992. Since then, it has gone on to rescue and restore 30 properties across the full extent of Ireland, from the Barbican of Glenarm Castle on the Antrim Coast (above) to the Galley head Lightkeeper’s houses, Co Cork, overlooking St George’s Channel.
Other unusual properties include the Annaghmore Schoolhouse in Co Sligo and Merrion Mews —complete with functioning stables—in the heart of Dublin. The properties range in size and can accommodate from two to 10 people for self-catering short-let holidays. The revenues generated by the holiday lets are reinvested to restore other properties. Visit www.irishlandmark.com for further information. JG