Thursday Doors – Facelift

This local building used to be a very popular dance hall back in the day and I’ve featured it before on Thursday Doors. Since then it has been through a fire but has been given a nice, cheerful facelift. Here’s what it used to look like;

Amazing what a lick of paint and some creative artwork can do.

As for the beauty of nature, in Ireland we have a non-native species called rhododendron. It spreads rampantly by seeds and suckers and has been placed on the list of Invasive Alien species. However, the carpet of colour it creates is spectacular.

I’m sorry for the blurred shot, this was taken on a recent trip to Donegal, in the extreme north of Ireland – from a moving vehicle. The next two photographs were sent to me this week by a friend who lives in the extreme south of the country, near a place called The Vee in the Knockmealdown mountains, on the borders of counties Tipperary and Waterford. We lived not too far from there many years ago and I had a view of the mountains from my kitchen window.

This just goes to show how widespread the rhododendron is throughout the whole of Ireland. Here’s a beautiful video of the Vee, put together by Jim Owers. He has uploaded some fabulous aerial footage of Ireland, it’s worth subscribing to his channel if you have an interest in nature.

Thanks for stopping by for a colourful taste of Ireland on this week’s Thursday Doors and if you’d like to continue on this ‘doorscursion’ then check out Norm’s blog for an international cornucopia of doors.

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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40 Responses to Thursday Doors – Facelift

  1. Dan Antion says:

    The building did receive a very nice facelift. It’s kind of cheery now.

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  2. Wow, it is gorgeous with all the pink and purple.

    The building and door look wonderful and very cheerful.

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  3. The facelift looks great. Itโ€™s amazing how many invasive species are beautiful. Makes it harder to want to get rid of them, doesnโ€™t it?

    janet

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  4. anitashope says:

    Rhododendron is very beautiful in the North Carolina mountains here in the US. Many colors available at nurseries. i did love the face lift the building got.It gave it some real character.

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    All those shades of pink and purple: the colours are simply captivating. It may not be a native species but I think you folks are stuck with them now ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I love the face-lift on the old dance hall too

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  6. What a beautiful red door! Fabulous new look

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  7. LOVE that building. Applause to the painter and his great skills. ๐Ÿ™‚ And, your flowers are beautiful too.

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  8. Junieper2 says:

    Ireland is sooo romantic! Love these house fronts, and great for Thurs. Doors.
    Again, thank you for your encouragement. Started on the videos but, I need to first repair something so I can increase the volume, so I can hear it all:)

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  9. Sheree says:

    Love the makeover and those amazing rhododendrons

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  10. TCast says:

    Wow, what a facelift that building was given! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  11. Sharukh Bamboat says:

    That is a great renovation work. Good pictures.

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  12. phillleelifecoach says:

    Hi
    Thankyou for posting this blog.
    Was very interesting to here about the Invasive nature of the Rhodedendrons.
    I have an Irish passport but have never been to Ireland!
    Will look forward to visiting suggested posts.
    ๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Beautiful flowers and the building is impressive. Glad it could be saved.

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  15. Oh, what a facelift! I love it now but I love it how it used to be as well. Such a great silhouette! And I didn’t know that the rhododendron is invasive as well.

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