Thursday Doors


This is where the inquest into the sinking of the Lusitania was held.

As promised, Thursday Doors this week comes from Kinsale in county Cork. The photo above is of the Courthouse and Regional Museum. It was originally built around 1600, with a further addition in 1706, and deserves a post all to itself. Unfortunately, as some of you might already know, I have a habit of spending so much time taking photographs that I usually miss the last tour of any historic building I am visiting. The Courthouse tour ends at 2pm, which is pretty early, so I had lunch instead. Next time I’ll make sure to get thereΒ wellΒ before the last tour πŸ™‚

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The images in these two slideshows are mostly of street scenes and some very colourful properties, with a couple of shots of the marina included – and a red door (or two).

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Image from website, you can read about the battle here.

Interesting video on Youtube about Charles Fort and the Battle of Kinsale.

Well, that’s all for now, but I’ll be continuing my tour of Kinsale next week, with another batch of colourful buildings. Thanks for your visit to my blog and if you head on over to Norm’s, there are lots of interesting Thursday Doors waiting for you there.


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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36 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Jim says:

    nice post. I like watching Rick Steves vids. they’re very informative and interesting.

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  2. What a fabulous tour you took us on. I LOVE the row of houses all painted in different colors. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful country with us on your blog. πŸ™‚

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Great shots and history lesson. I love the colourful houses too. Oh those darn Brits! πŸ˜‰

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  4. jesh stg says:

    My goodness, Jean, you are on a roll – very thorough! And lots of lovely doors! Really striking to me is that the brick buildings are so brightly painted! Had not expected that from a more Northern country. Looking at what you did for this post, you didn’t write as much?
    Oh, not to forget, I did go back last or a few weeks ago to see which one was your boat: nice to travel or stay on the water!!

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    • Thanks for the lovely comment. I must have used up all my words this morning when I started a new chapter in the book I’m working on. By the time I got to do my Thursday Doors post I was all out of text, lol. πŸ™‚


      • jesh stg says:

        A new chapter can be very challenging t me! I think, I’ve said it all -there’s not another thing I can possibly say – but with painting my list is so long, I need 2 lives for that:) pretty obvious where my niche lies:):)

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  5. jan says:

    I love that red casino! is it a real casino? This is another place I just have to visit. Sounds lovely. Interesting video – so happy the Irish got their port back.

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  6. jlfatgcs says:

    Very nice post!

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    It’s funny to see the white buildings and then the colorful buildings. Great collection of doors, Jean. I really like the large wooden arched doors, but do many are nice.

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  8. sjhigbee says:

    Once more – a lovely post, Jean:))

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  9. I just enjoyed the entire post, Jean. Where do you find the option for the slideshow these days? It used to be easy to find, but I seem to have lost it.


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    • When you choose your photos for the slide, click to continue and you’ll find on the right hand side a selection of formats for your photos – tiled/square/circles/columns and slideshow. It must be easy if I can do it πŸ™‚


  10. Kash Pals says:

    Lovely post. Loved the slideshows, especially the red doors πŸ™‚

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  11. jesh stg says:

    Was reading the interview with the Holocaust survivor you have on the side bar. His eyes are so incredible sad. It feels like I’m in Europe. Because of an American visitor, who stayed at our house once, we went to Dachau, one of the German concentration camps. I was not prepared to see what I saw and to fee the injustice and the atmosphere of death:(

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  12. Vicky says:

    I’m really feeling Ireland from your posts, visited Cork several times for work (IT) and I just loved the raw feel of it all…you brought it back with this post…When i flew into Cork the plane banked under the clouds, and the emerald of the land just hit us.I was travelling with an Indian colleague and she could not believe the brilliant green that yelled out at us from under the cloud cover… We both understood the Emerald isle description…The architecture has that Gaelic/ Atlantic feel, brisk, seagulls and a chill wind heading in…your lovely post brought back those instant feelings I had on arrival!

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  13. OOH, those red framed windows were lovely!! Great post Jean!

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  14. joannesisco says:

    Loved the photos – so much colour!! There was one photo in particular where there was a row of houses that looked like they were perfectly stacked one behind the other. I’ve never seen anything like that before!
    Also the pale yellow building with the deep blue trim – very striking!!
    Loved them all πŸ™‚

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    • Those were the houses going uphill from the street, Joanne. I took a shot from the top of the steps looking down and you can see a blue property in the distance at the bottom. I think its on the same slide show. I’ve seen a lot of houses stacked like that in Spain but not so much here in Ireland – that’s why they caught my eye. πŸ™‚

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