Thursday Doors


On a recent trip to Bantry, County Cork I took some photos of the doors to this old hotel. It looked as if it might have once been a thriving business so I did some research on it.

Vickery's Hotel Bantry, Cork, Ireland DSC_0891

Thomas Vickery established the hotel on the site of an old dye works about 1850. During the Irish civil war, it was burned down and during the rebuilding, all twenty-five bedrooms were given the luxury of a wash-hand basin.

This is what it looked like in the past.

Vickery's Hotel, Bantry c1890's

Photograph from National Library of Ireland photographic collection c 1890s.

Find some interesting photos on Thursday Doors and Norm’s blog.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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13 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great choice for the doors and I love learning a little of the history!

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  2. narami says:

    Interesting! And pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  3. A trip to Ireland is #1 on my bucket list. Soon. 🙂

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  4. Sean barrett says:

    Hello, just read your piece on Vickerys, it was fine place to go for a bite to eat at almost anytime of the day along with the busy bar there were some fine rooms also.
    It was a busy thriving hotel until not long back I shall miss it greatly….

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Sorry for the delay – just catching up from being away last week. Nice selection again this week Jean. I love it when a photo post leads to some research and the opportunityto share some local knowledge and history.

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