Thursday Doors – Ballyconnell

‘I thought we came to Ballyconnell on a hunt for Thursday Doors,’ said The Gaffer, who doesn’t like water – unless he’s drinking it.

‘We did,’ I replied. ‘But look at that lovely weir.’

Lovely as it was, The Gaffer gave me a look that said he wasn’t impressed and pulled me further along the path, until we found something that might lead to a door.

It was an old archway on private property and on the other side of the river, so we wouldn’t be looking for doors in that direction.

The doors are well hidden by foliage in this image, too. The Gaffer dragged me further along the path, which skirted a park and children’s playground, until we came to a nice little cottage with a more visible door.

For such a pretty building it has an unattractive main entrance. I much prefer the side door, what I can see of it.

Always one to throw himself into the job at hand, The Gaffer only stopped long enough for me to capture a couple of shots before moving on to the next leg of the journey. Leg is a very appropriate word to use here because he lifted his so many times putting his scent on this new trail – just in case I should suffer a sudden attack of amnesia or blindness before we found our way back to the car.

‘Lovely stone wall,’ I said to The Gaffer.

‘Nice lamp post,’ he replied.

I noticed his leg begin to twitch at the sight of it and hurried along to the next street.

‘Lunch,’ said The Gaffer, eyeing the ducks.

‘You swim over and grab one and I’ll check out Sophia’s Ristorante,’ I was beginning to feel peckish, myself.

The Gaffer was not impressed. Did I mention he hates water? We spotted a cute little bicycle behind those railings and just had to have a closer look. Bikes are another one of The Gaffer’s pet hates but this one didn’t look too threathening.

‘How do you stop a dog from following you on a bike?’ asked The Gaffer.

‘Shout at him?’ I guessed.

‘Take the bike from him.’ He has a weird sense of humour.

He’ll never make it as a stand-up comedian. However, if I can train him to use the camera I could send him off on cold wet days to hunt down some Thursday Doors for me, while I sit by our cosy stove. Then again, he’d refuse to go – he hates getting wet. Sigh.

Thanks so much for joining us in Ballyconnell for this week’s Thursday Doors, if you continue on over to Norm’s blog you’ll find lots more waiting for you.


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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46 Responses to Thursday Doors – Ballyconnell

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Charming photos nicely explained! I am intrigued with the stones used to build the cottage. So pretty and something I rarely see around here. Thanks for the glimpse into your world.

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Great pictures, Jean. I loved the waterfall shots and the conversation with Gaffer.

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  3. Dymoon says:

    a bit of a chuckle, I talk to my canines too.. I liked the bike picture =^_^= chin tickle to Gaffer

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  4. Jackie says:

    The bike is my favourite.

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  5. JT Twissel says:

    The Gaffer doesn’t look much bigger than the ducks!

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Thanks for the laughs and for the lovely tour πŸ˜€

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  7. LOL! I loved the dialogue and commentary along with the lovely photos.

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  8. Junieper2 says:

    Your posts is getting different turns when you have keep in conversation with your doggie throughout your walk:) I like the expression “feeling peckish” The yellow bike is a nice addition to the doors here. In photographing the doors, I have the same frustration that many angles are nicer with a part of a door! Lovely post, Jean!

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  10. sjhigbee says:

    Thank you for sharing your walk with Gaffer. It was a delight…

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  11. I quite enjoyed the walk and sometimes the hunt is the thing rather than the doors you find (or don’t.) Best to the Gaffer.


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  12. The Gaffer sounds smart, marking the way so you don’t get lost on the way back. I need a “Gaffer!” =) Love Sophia’s Ristorrant and the bike planter. People use bikes in the most interesting ways. I have several random bike shots from different placs that I’m think about doing a “bike” post on. Thanks for taking us along on your adventure!

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  13. TCast says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jean. Beautiful post.

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  14. Fun guided tour from the Gaffer! Enjoyed the pics and funny narrative for this doorscursion, Jean!

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  15. Prior... says:

    TAke the bike –
    Hahahah – good
    One – and thanks for the doors and more

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  16. Junieper2 says:

    Jean, I don’t know if you realize it or not, but your comment section is on “off?” on your post of Ballyconell …

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  17. joey says:

    Oh Jean, this was a hoot! I really enjoyed the laughter here, writing over pictures, but great pictures, too! Love the bicycle shot! πŸ˜€

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  18. Hihihi, what an entertaining post! I like this bit the most:

    β€˜Lovely stone wall,’ I said to The Gaffer.
    β€˜Nice lamp post,’ he replied.

    Good to know why they pee so much, and you can tell him that I loved his joke. πŸ˜€

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