Thursday Doors – Walls

If you’ve been following my Thursday Doors posts you probably know how much I love old walls. This first one is in my home town of Belturbet, on Castle Lane which leads down to the river bank.

A couple of hundred years ago this area was a quarry. Maybe the stone to build the wall came from this site. Later it became the castle gardens, according to old maps of the town. There is a sealed up door and some windows in this wall but I’m not sure how old they are.

On another bank of the river there are some walls belonging to the old military barracks, which are now part of the park down by the marina.

During the lockdown we were still able to walk around the town, as it was within our two kilometre restriction, and we really appreciated what was on our doorstep. Thankfully the weather was sunny and dry, which made our garden projects very enjoyable. Mine included building a wall from the very old handmade bricks that came from the interior walls of the house we are still renovating.

Thanks to the good weather, it wasn’t long until it looked like this …….

And then this …..

We had a bumper crop from those beautiful beans, some of which are in the freezer now. There are a few late ones still to pick and the bees loved their beautiful red flowers. You can see the pollen stuck all over this one.

Mr. R.’s project was more in keeping with Thursday Doors. Can you guess where the door is?

He built an extension to our shed, using the old slates that came off our roof. Yep, we are known for not throwing stuff away, which is why we needed the extra storage, lol.

Thanks so much for stopping by for this week’s Thursday Doors post, or should I say ‘walls’?


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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15 Responses to Thursday Doors – Walls

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love that wall – wow! I also like the door. Making new things out of things you have kept is wonderful, and that door looks great.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow !! Jean, another installment of Thursday Doors and a very nice jaunt along old walls and inot your own garden area. Thanks for the walk; As a British friend said many times, “It was Grand”

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  3. I love this, Jean. The walls remind me of many I’ve admired in France and one near our house in Ohio. Beautiful!


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  4. JT Twissel says:

    I’m famous for saving old construction pieces for projects as well.

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  5. Jennie says:

    What a beautiful stone wall! Wouldn’t you love to see behind those doors? Your brick wall is lovely!

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  6. marianallen says:

    Oh, NICE! I love old walls, too. Those arches remind me of the missions in San Antonio, which I visited once. Love your new wall with old bricks, as well, and the upcycled shed. Charlie never threw anything away, either; we have a potting shed built almost entirely of other people’s discarded windows and the rest built of other people’s discarded lumber. lol

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  7. I just found your lovely blog. My latest Ancestry has me identified as 13% Irish and 17% Scottish which was a surprise to me. Your doors and wall are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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