Ever wanted to spend your summer holiday in a lighthouse? Now you can
Five new lighthouse properties around the country can be rented as holiday homes from this week.
Irish Landmark Trust have announced that five beautiful lighthouse properties in Ireland will now be available for the public to enjoy as short-term holiday accommodation.
The properties include two houses at both St John’s Point in Co Down and St John’s Point in Co Donegal, and a fifth property in Blackhead, Co Antrim.
The buildings, on offer as short-term accommodation, are in addition to six other lighthouse properties that are available through a partnership between the Irish Landmark Trust and the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
If you’re in the market for a secluded break, with spectacular views and the fresh smell of sea air; well, this could be right up your street. Why not plan on holidaying at home this summer?
Speaking at the launch, Irish Landmark CEO Mary O’Brien said: “We are delighted to add these wonderful properties to our collection of historic holiday homes throughout the country. Irish Landmark is proud to celebrate our longstanding partnership with The Commissioners of Irish Lights and delighted that the public can now enjoy more of these wonderful properties in such stunning locations. Staying at our Lighthouse properties allows guests to live the life of Lightkeeper during their short stay in a truly memorable place.”
Yvonne Shields, CEO of Irish Lights added that the Commission has played a role in providing navigation services for nearly 250 years, “as the keepers and custodians of some of the most spectacular maritime heritage properties on the island of Ireland”.
Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds unique properties that are in need of conservation, and gives them new life and new purpose. Since 1992, Irish Landmark has been turning historic buildings into self-catering holiday accommodation.
There are now 32 properties available nationwide, ranging from lighthouses and school houses, to castles and gate lodges.
The Great Lighthouses of Ireland project has been funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA cross border programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes body (SEPUB).
You can find out more about the Great Lighthouses of Ireland at www.greatlighthouses.com.