Thursday Doors

Lisnaskea is a neighbouring town full of wonderful Thursday Doors waiting to be included in my blog posts. This must be the nicest Chinese restaurant I’ve seen yet, at least from the outside. I love the stonework and design, as it’s very much in keeping with the historical architecture throughout this lovely county Fermanagh town.

Next to this building is a lovely old Victorian house, a Grade B listed stone dwelling, built in the 1800’s. It has six bedrooms plus an annex. Do I know that because I had a tour of the place? No, unfortunately I didn’t get to see the inside but I did find a link to an estate agent’s site, as the house was up for sale some time ago. The photos have been taken down now because it was sold but from my virtual tour I could tell it had once been a tastefully decorated home. Hopefully it will be brought back to its former glory by the new owners.


It also has a charming little greenhouse attached.


At the rear of the main building you can see what may have been a coach house and servants quarters, back in the day.


Here’s what it looked like in the early 1900’s with a dry stone wall and a lot more shrubbery in the foreground:

(Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland’s Eason Photographic Collection).

I’m really looking forward to walking around Lisnaskea in search of some interesting doors and hopefully I’ll dig up a bit of history along the way. Thank you for stopping by this week. Norm has a very nice selection of Thursday Doors over on his blog, well worth checking out.

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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37 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    It’s a beauty of a building. It has a grandness about it. I would expect some deep pockets would be needed for its upkeep but worth the cost and effort.

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  2. joey says:

    That’s a lovely Victorian, don’t see too many made of stone here. Gotta love anything with a greenhouse attached. As for the other, I like the red door with matching frame and the wet black road. Good stuff!

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  3. sydspix says:

    Loved the red on the Chinese restaurant. But that house is something else. Wow – I wonder what it would be like to live there?

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  4. Jackie says:

    I always wanted a greenhouse!

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful choices, today, Jean. The red entrance on the stone walls at the restaurant is so striking! The stone Victorian is amazing. I don’t think I want to know how much it sold for.

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    These beautiful old stone buildings are too gorgeous to not stop and admire. Wonderful shots Jean 🙂

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  7. Love that little iron fence – so cute! Jean, what would you do if you would move to a country where they had no red doors? (haha)
    Eh, well …, in the sun it’s nice today, but yesterday we had hail and snow, and hubs predict that if it’s nice weather the 14 inches of snow will at least lay there through the weekend (because of the tall trees around)

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  8. jazzytower says:

    Love the stone work too. Nice finds.


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  9. What a glorious building, Jean!! It would certainly take lots of money but what a treasure it would be if restored.


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  10. I want to take that walk with you. 🙂 I love the stone work, the red door, and, of course, the greenhouse. Nice one, Jean. 🙂

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  11. I could walk and ponder a good bit in Lisnaskea! I would love to know the history of that house…..I think the price was very reasonable, but there might be lots of updating to do……..You could make it how you want it. I hope they leave some of the historical elements to it. Do they require that with properties there?

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  12. Irene says:

    What a beautiful place! ❤️

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