Thursday Doors – Shades of Grey

I noticed quite a few shades of grey in the photos I selected for this week’s Thursday Doors post. They were all taken in Dundalk and I’ll be featuring the County Louth town over the next few weeks. I love the name of this first one, The Tipsy Cow and no, not a drop had passed my lips when I took this shot, even though the angle might make you think otherwise. The next few images are of Saint Nicholas church (Roman Catholic). It was built in 1860. Originally it had a very tall slender steeple but this was struck by lightning in 1904 and removed. In 1913 the church was extended, doubling its capacity.

I know this is Ireland with its forty shades of green but look how many varied tones of grey there are in these photographs.

The warm tones of those wooden doors really stand out against the starkness of the cut stone. Across the street you can see lots of colour along the terraced buildings.

In the distance you’ll see the copper spire of another Saint Nicholas church (Church of Ireland – Anglican/Episcopalian) known as The Green Church. I’ll be featuring that lovely old building in a future post.

In between the grey there’s a nice splash of colour. I love how the buildings each side seem to frame Sean’s Tavern and set it off so nicely. Very eye catching. Thanks so much for taking another tour of my native town with me this week. There’ll be more from Dundalk over the next few Thursday Doors posts but in the meantime, take a look at what Norm has over on his blog this week.

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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20 Responses to Thursday Doors – Shades of Grey

  1. Teresa says:

    The splashes of colour on your grey tone is just wonderful to look at, Jean.

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  2. If you miss me, I’ll be at the tipsy cow!

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    While I like the sophisticated look of The Tipsy Cow, I adore Seanโ€™s Tavern. Both are great, but when visiting a bar I like it to look spunky. Great photos

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  4. Good job. Good eye. Grey is good!

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  5. scooj says:

    The yellow door pf Sean’s Tavern is somewhat eclipsed by the geometric windows. Nice post.

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  6. Christine says:

    Love looking at your town in Ireland and reading your thoughts about the wonderful photos you have taken. Ireland is the home of many of my ancestors and I love to reflect on their lives in or around towns such as yours. I can’t wait to see the next shots and learn a little more about its history.

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  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    It seems that a splash of colour stands out even more amongst the grey at this time of year.
    By the way if I do ever make it to Ireland you’re going to have to meet us for a drink at The Tipsy Cow ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Would love to if it survives all these lockdown. The pubs were only open a couple of weeks after months of lockdown and now they’re closed again till December. With no guarantee they’ll be open by end of year. Very few cases of the virus have been traced to pubs so it seems a bit harsh.


  8. Dan Antion says:

    I love the look of that wall.

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    Ok, the first time I looked at this in the Reader (I’m having notification problems) I didn’t see the church door (or the first half of your post). I really like the sharp arch doors on the church.

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  10. Jennie says:

    Wonderful doors. Love the shades of grey.

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