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.