We’re not quite confined to barracks for this week’s Thursday Doors as we can travel up to 5km from the house during this six week lockdown in Ireland. However, my walks usually take me to the local marina and park which is situated where the old army barracks used to be. The first three photos are of the boundary walls.
The next wall is one that for some reason reminds me of my childhood. I’m not sure why but I think it may be because it’s an old painted wall topped with upright stones.
Apparently, there was a similar wall at the cottage where I spent the first few years of my life. Maybe that’s where my mother parked my pram in the fresh air. In those days it was relatively safe to do such a thing. Here’s an old photograph from the 1930s of the tiny house my parents lived in when I was born. I arrived in the 1950s and not much had changed over those two decades but in later years, these old houses were replaced by newer buildings.
You can just about see the white wash on the old stone wall next to the white pillar. Enough of the nostalgia, let’s carry on with our walk. Part of the military barracks in Belturbet is still lived in and has been well preserved.
We are now half way through our brisk walk around the barrack walls and heading home so on the way back let’s have a look at some of the buildings on this street, which is appropriately called Barrack Hill.
This might be a good place to drop anchor. Next week, I’ll continue the tour around the site of the old barracks and look into some of its history.
Thanks for keeping me company while I’m confined to barracks and if you enjoy Thursday Doors posts featuring places from all over the world have a look at Norm’s blog.