Thursday Doors


You would be forgiven for thinking these very large and decorative Thursday Doors belong to a place of worship. In fact, more playing than praying goes on in ‘Cyprus Avenue’ – a live music venue on Caroline Street in Cork city. I’m not sure what type of business operated from here in the past but there are buildings on someย of the city’s streets that tell you their original story, in spite of them changing hands many times down through the years.


Like the old Copper Works building that now houses ‘The Athlete’s Foot’ – great name for a shoe store.ย 


And I went out on a limb to take this one:


If you like spending time in the kitchen, you’ll love this next one; Brennan’s Cook Shop. It’s an Aladdin’s cave of culinary utensils. You might even find a left-hand kick start for a racing turkey – as we say here when we come across a mysterious object. The building houses a cookery school where you can also learn the delicious craft of cake decorating.



I hope this has whetted your appetite for more Thursday Doors. If so, have a look at Norm’s blog and check out the little blue ‘frog’ link at the bottom of his post. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.



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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27 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    That first photo is a magnificent entrance, Jean. I like the others as well. The brew and smoke place sounds like a good place to spend the afternoon.

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  2. msgt3227 says:

    Such splendid photos, Jean! Do you ever go to the music performances/jams at Cyprus Avenue? Love the stained glass!!

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    • I haven’t been, yet. Hopefully before we move north I’ll get a chance. Apparently they have a Cork Rocks for Rory Gallagher event on there over a weekend in June…………….. tempting.


  3. jesh stg says:

    At least they original church doors serve a better purpose than in some of the ones in Holland where they serve as storage places and let the buildings dilapidate. The first one is a beauty! The cookery shop reminds me on the British series on TV we watch about a baking contest – the one who films it, is phenomenal in catching the expressions on the faces, and we love the variety of the British accents! One of the testers says “botter,” instead of “butter:)”
    Never heard of the left kick start for a racing turkey:):)


    • I love how interesting accents can be. Even here in Ireland, for such a small country, there is a huge variety. Within each county there is a ‘town’ accents that’s quite different from a ‘country’ accent.


      • jesh stg says:

        Oh, do I know (about the difference in city and rural accents! It sounds a bit dramatic to call it a cultural shock, but it definitely was one when we moved from a big city like Los Angeles to a super small town, where I live now. That was two years ago, and am still discovering new things here on the country side:)

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  4. I think what’s above the doors outshines the doors themselves this week. “A left-hand kick start for a racing turkey” is definitely a new one on me!


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    • My kid’s all laugh at us when we say that. It was a saying we had in our motorcycling days. You could put your foot on the rear brake (right side) if you stalled going up a hill and the front brakes didn’t hold you, and kick start your bike at the same time – but only if you had a left-hand kick starter. I’m not sure where the racing turkey came into the picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Mel & Suan says:

    heheh. Elbow lane brew and smoke house.
    Wow, can imagine people elbowing each other for a smoke and drink! LOL

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  6. That first photo is amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Joanne Sisco says:

    I would have been one of those betting that the first set of doors belonged to a church. The doors are dwarfed by the massive – and impressive – windows above them. Gorgeous!!
    And I’m liking the old Copper Works building. I like when a hint is left behind by the past ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice ones Jean. The stained glass in the first one is an eye-catcher – beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Matt says:

    My favourite is Brennan & Co. I love the colour.

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  10. Jean, you certainly know how to “hook” the TD fans, the first set of doors with the stained glass panes makes have to see the rest of your doors which were equally great in their own way.

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  11. pattimoed says:

    Great collection, Jean. I love the mix of old buildings with the new shops.

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