Thursday Doors


A man in a kilt is included in this week’s Thursday Doors.


He was standing very still on Shop Street in Galway City and I hadn’t time to wait and see if he would play some music. I would say his cosutme was Dutch because of the wooden clogs next to his stand – but I could be wrong. Does anyone know the nationality or the instrument? Oh, and the door was quite nice, too. It’s part of a castle.

Lynchs_Castle_Galway-pic cropped

Lynch’s Castle was acquired by Allied Irish Banks in 1930 and restored to its former splendour. A carved doorway was added in 1933, the work of L. Cambell, a Dublin Architect. The building hasn’t really changed that much over the years.

Part of the Lawrence Collection, Galway Library

Part of the Lawrence Collection, Galway Library

Galway-Lynchs-Castle old image

Photograph from Library Ireland’s website

On another street an interesting door caught my eye because of it’s size, particularly in relation to the windows.


To show you how small this doorway actually is, my sister obliged me with a pose. She’s five foot seven, so you can see how low that arch is. The green door behind her was set back to give more head room.


For some fabulous Thursday Doors have a look at Norm’s blog and click the blue link on his post.

Source 1 Galway Library

Source 2 Library Ireland

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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32 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Lovely – style, surround, and window box. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I really like the low arched entryway. Thanks to your sister, as she provided the scale necessary to truly appreciate that entrance. She fits perfectly πŸ™‚ I’m also glad to see the =m keeping the top building in such great shape. Nice doors today Jean!

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  3. Jean, I love that first shot and the window box as well as the door. I’d love to have window boxes someday and working shutters.


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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’m not sure what that instrument is called but that sure is a wonderful shot of a beautiful old building, and men in skirts are always good for a chuckle πŸ˜€
    Those small doors are fun too – great post!

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  5. At first I thought that gentleman was a statue!! I love how he is standing up on that little podium. Lovely door today as well, Jean!

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  6. jan says:

    Maybe it was a door for leprechauns!

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  7. joey says:

    I also thought he might be a statue. Love these doors, and their beautiful stone buildings — thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  8. Geert Smits says:

    What can I say? I just love Ireland! Have to. My wife is a musician in a … Irish folkband. Is fearr Gaeilge briste, nΓ‘ BΓ©arla clΓ­ste πŸ™‚ And no. I don’t speak Gaelic. Neither does she. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. marianallen says:

    Beautiful building, and how lucky you were to score an extra door AND a man in a kilt … er, I mean, a musician. I always wondered what a hurdy-gurdy was, and now I know. Thanks!

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  10. dimlamp says:

    Very interesting contribution, with that hurdy-gurdy and the clogs. Maybe the small door should have a sign for leprechauns only or leprechauns only need apply. πŸ˜‰

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  11. Helen Jones says:

    I thought it might have been a hurdy-gurdy as well πŸ™‚ Lovely doors, Jean – that castle is an intriguing building.

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  12. klara says:

    hahahaha, I first thought the man in a kilt was a statue. it is funny to see a door that is almost smaller than a window.

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  13. Kashpals says:

    Ireland is fabulous with all these unique series of doors. The last one is particularly interesting. .

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  14. I’m keeping my eye out everywhere I go for tiny doors. Trouble is they are often so small that any cars parked outside them get in the way of a good shot. 😦


  15. pattimoed says:

    Intriguing doorways, Jean. I have no idea what instrument that is in the photo. I suspect the clogs are clue. Have a wonderful holiday and new year! πŸ™‚

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