FIVE new lighthouses in Ireland are now available to enjoy as short term holiday accommodation.
The properties include two houses each at St John’s Point in Co. Down and St John’s Point in Co. Donegal and a third property at Irish Landmark’s existing site at Blackhead Co. Antrim.
The buildings add to Irish Landmark Trust’s already impressive portfolio which included six other lighthouse properties set throughout the Emerald Isle.
Speaking at the launch event for the properties, Mary O'Brien, CEO of Irish Landmark 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.”
Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that breathes new life into unique properties that are in need of conservation by making them fit for purpose.
Since 1992, Irish Landmark has converted historic buildings into self-catering holiday accommodations.
There are now 32 unusual properties available nationwide through Irish Landmark, ranging from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges.
Yvonne Shields, CEO of Irish Lights said: "This is a really important project for Irish Lights for many reasons – we have a long and rich history and connection to the coast and its communities in our 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 we have established a partnership Great Lighthouses of Ireland, featuring 12 lighthouses, each offering unique experiences that complement the richness and beauty of our Island’s coastline, by welcoming all visitors to explore, discover and meet the people who are passionate about these unique places."