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2018 Hold Fire Conference – The Key challenges for those managing fire safety in historic buildings.

  In 2018 Irish Landmark Trust held a one-day conference to look at fire safety in historic buildings. The context for the event was the necessary closure of Irish Landmark’s property at No.25 Eustace Street in Dublin to facilitate upgrading to ensure the building meets new fire safety regulations and the challenges faced in that process. […]

Written by on January 11, 2023

Triumphal Arch Gatelodge. Memories of the Rea Family.

Not only an Irish Landmark but a home – Memories of the Rea Family Kathleen Crawford, contacted Irish Landmark when she heard that the lodge was being restored by us, to tell us about her memories of growing up at the lodge. Kathleen’s grandmother, Margaret Jane Rea, was the last occupant of the lodge along […]

Written by on January 11, 2023

Thatching at Killee Cottage

Seamus Heaney once described a thatcher working with his hands as.. ‘…for pinning down his world, handful by handful. Couchant for days on sods above the rafters,He shaved and flushed the butts, stitched all together, Into a sloped honeycomb, a stubble patch,And left them gaping at his Midas touch’ ‘Thatching is not a job. It […]

Written by on November 28, 2022

Dealing with Damp: Magherintemple Lodge

Issues  Gatelodges like many late 19th century buildings achieve a certain amount of natural ventilation by virtue of their construction, through sliding sash windows, patio doors etc. Witnessing a deterioration of the internal plaster, we noted that the traditional culprits of rising damp, high ground levels and leaking pipes and defective gutters were all absent […]

Written by on November 28, 2022

Heritage Council funds Wicklow Head Lighthouse Conservation Report and Trial of Traditional Lime Renders

Safeguarding the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781, Wicklow Head Lighthouse is visible from miles around. The lighthouse is a well loved and valued part of the local community’s heritage and one of Irish Landmark’s most popular properties.   The restoration of Wicklow Head Lighthouse was the first project for Irish Landmark Trust. Restored in 1997, […]

Written by on November 28, 2022

Heritage Council fund conservation work at a number of Irish Landmark properties

Thanks to the support of the Heritage Council under the Heritage Capacity Fund 2022, major conservation work has been carried out at five of Irish Landmark’s heritage properties. Irish Landmark’s iconic lighthouse properties suffer from continual exposure to salt-laden air, wind, and rain due to their extremely exposed locations. This environment impacts severely on the […]

Written by on November 28, 2022