Thursday Doors

old building galway city

A church, a school and a hotel are all part of my Thursday Doors contribution this week. At the bottom of Queen Street, Galway City, you’ll find this old Methodist Church and school. Built around 1835, the building is still in use today by the United Methodist and Presbyterian congregations. The entrance to the school is on the first floor and reached by concrete steps.

old building galway city

Beside this building is the Victorian Hotel, aptly named as it’s on Queen Street. Although we didn’t get a chance to sample the food, the menu in  Alexandra’s Restaurant was quite tempting and the ambiance of the Old Vic Bar almost lured me in for an Irish Coffee. However, a sign near the entrance had a stronger pull on us five women loose in the city (not five loose women in the city). I know what you’re thinking. Yes, we did buy clothes.

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a sign ‘Smart Dress Essential’ (pinned to the door) at the entrance to a Flea Market. 😉 Have a look at Norm’s blog for more Thursday Doors and follow the blue link at the bottom of his post.

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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30 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Aquileana says:

    Absolutely beautiful…. have a great weekend… best wishes. Aquileana 😺

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  2. A truly superb building!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    I love old stone buildings. Great choice today Jean. Even better that the building is do well maintained and still in use.

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  4. pattimoed says:

    Have fun. And have a great weekend.

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely old building Jean, great choice! I’ll behave and leave the loose women jokes to someone else today 😉
    Hope the shopping was fruitfull.

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  6. jesh stg says:

    Wow, beautiful – I love stone buildings like these:)

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  7. So lovely, especially the door at the top of the stairs!

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  8. Handsome doors. 🙂 I went to a meeting yesterday to hear about a planned trip to Ireland in 2016.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    I am sure you have heard Jack of all trades. You are definitely Jean of all trades. 😸

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  10. Anonymous says:

    New to this format. .

    Love, Patti

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  11. What a lovely old building Jean, I think I would have thought that was marvellous fun as a kid to go up those steps to school! Hope you gals didn’t spend all your money, perhaps just your loose change?! 🙂

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  12. Nice play on words there, Jane, I like it. But…. we did spend more than our loose change. 😮


  13. Perfect choices, Jean.


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  14. I stayed in that hotel on my visit to Galway. The rooms were disappointing!

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  15. Ali Isaac says:

    What a lovely building! Have fun with the girls!

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    • Thanks Ali, my sisters and I always have a good laugh when we get together, not like when we were children and living in the same house. We used to fight over the bathroom and rob each other’s clothes. No wonder my poor father was always out working or playing golf, with five women in the house.


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