Before I began contributing to Thursday Doors I never really paid too much attention to the wide variety of doors in our town, it was the building as a whole that usually caught my eye. However, some premises have the most appealing and unusual doors and porches, in spite of the building itself being quite ordinary – like this fabulous blue and white one. Further along the street there is a wonderful array of colourful doors that remind me of my sister’s palette when she works on a painting. Have a look at this example from her Splash of Jazz collection and you’ll see what I mean.
Those white panels and pillars really make the colours stand out.
I just had to include this old warehouse with its faded red (or pink?) paintwork. Buildings, such as this one, were constructed to store grain from the ever increasing growth of the corn trade from 1750 to 1820. In fact, one of the streets is even called Store Street. Youghal’s revenue receipts were the third highest in Ireland by 1761. In 1769 Parliament granted £1,200 towards the cost of clearing Youghal’s approach channels and expanding the docks. At the close of the 18th Century, Catherine Street, Harvey’s Dock and Green’s Quay had been created. Nowadays, it’s more economical to locate warehouses nearer to airports and motorways but in the past, Youghal had a thriving maritime economy.
Thanks for reading my post this week, it’s part of the Thursday Doors series, created by Norman Frampton. To see what he and others have contributed from around the globe, check out Norm’s blog.