Thursday Doors

thursday doors photo challenge, clare ireland, castle bedroomThis week for Thursday Doors I thought a view from the inside might make a change. Not sure what the black netting was for, possibly to keep flies out. The walkway outside the door was so narrow, it didn’t allow much room for taking photos. This is the interior of the top bedroom of Craggaunowen Castle, which was built by John MacSioda MacNamara in 1550. He was a descendant of Sioda MacNamara, who built Knappogue Castle in 1467. The castle is more accurately described as a fortified Tower House, which was the usual type of residence of the gentry in those days. To get to the top bedroom, you must climb a high spiral stairs but when you step through the doorway and see the view, it makes the effort so worthwhile.

irish castles, clare ireland DSC_0023Clare Ireland, Have a look at some more Thursday Doors on 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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10 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. A castle door is something a woman can always appreciate as her imagination goes wild. 🙂

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Great post. I’ve been in a staircase like that. A challenge to walk and one to photograph. The view is amazing.

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Just lovely Jean and the blue sky/reflection shot is a nice bonus ☺

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  4. Those photos were taken in July last year, Norm. I think it was one of only two sunny days we had on our five-day camping trip, so we made the most of it.

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  5. Corina says:

    It’s sometimes better to be on the inside looking out! I enjoyed your photos! I think the first one might be a great photo prompt for a story!

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  6. Aquileana says:

    Excellent photographs ⭐ … I have always liked to see doors as passways to places or people… Like bridges somehow… Keeping it up to the metaphor, the door leading to the straight staircase is so eloquent… Thanks. Best wishes!

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  7. Thank you for your kind words. I like the way you compare doors to bridges, I suppose they do connect two separate areas. Never thought of them like that before.


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