Thursday Doors





Some Thursday Doors from a weekend in Ardara, County Donegal. In 2012 it was voted Ireland’s best village to live in and if you don’t believe me here’s the proof:


Ardara sits on the river Owentocker and is a Heritage Town attracting many visitors each year. We rented a house there in October and loved everything about the place – even the sun shone with not a drop of rain in sight. There was a fabulous view from every window in the house as it was on a hill in the center of the town.


A lot of the shops and businesses had signs in Irish over their doors and some of the pubs held traditional music sessions in the evening.

One last door caught my eye because of the name displayed above it. I think a reader of F. Scott Fitzgerald must live there – or possibly a fan of Robert Redford or Leonardo DiCaprio. 😉


Have a look at an international selection of Thursday Doors  by clicking the blue link at the end of Norm’s post.

More about Ardara and Donegal

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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23 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    These are great doors Jean. the door to Nancy’s was a surprise. As I looked at the building, I was expecting a glass-metal entry. Very nice.

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    • I’m glad they kept the old wooden doors, Dan. There was a nightclub on the outskirts of a neighbouring town where we lived in Spain and it was also called Nancy’s. I think I prefer the music and clientele of Ardara’s Nancy to it’s Spanish namesake.

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice selections Jean. I’m sure you had a wonderful time there 🙂

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  3. Alan Carratt says:

    love your Thur’s doors Jean I all way’s like the music when we are in Ireland. The pub in your picture ” The Ceili House ” with the words all Musicians welcome that’s what gives Ireland its lovely Irish caricature when you visit them, you just never know who’s going to turn up. In this part of Ireland do they all speak the Irish tongue. the road sign’s seem all in Gallic. until they want you to stop and buy something, then there in English.

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    • Thanks Alan. I think it’s a Gaelteacht area, with many of the locals being able to speak Irish. A lot of pubs in Irish towns, especially the West, have impromptu traditional music sessions at least one or two nights a week. You just turn up with your fiddle, guitar, tin whistle or even some spoons and start playing (or singing). Great craic, it is.


  4. jan says:

    A lovely village! Do they make Gaelic to English dictionaries and would I need one to visit?

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  5. Great doors – love the bright colors on the last two. September 2016 I can hope to see some of your beautiful doors. 🙂

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  6. It looks wonderful Jean, all that lovely colour !

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  7. Nice ones!!! I’ve never been to Ardara before. I shall keep it in mind for next time in Donegal^^ I wonder – does the céili house host lots of céilis as well or just trad sessions, would you know? Thank you for sharing ❤

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    • Not sure about that but I know the town has a festival every year with lots of music and dance and storytelling or as they might say themselves – rince, ceol agus craic galore. Next year’s Cup of Tae festival will be held from Fri 29th April to Mon 2nd May.

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  8. Yes, I’d love to visit. (I know I’ve said that before, but maybe one of these days…) Lovely shots.


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  9. inesephoto says:

    Gatsby house! That’s awesome. Hope to visit your part of Donegal next year.

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