Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Town

Continuing our Thursday Doors tour of Ballycastle, County Antrim, we leave the harbour area and head up to the main part of town. On the way there’s a nice red post box but that’s not the only thing that caught my eye. I can see two local characters having a chat on one of the side streets.

My daughter told me she often sees these two hens scratching around the bottom of this hedge. Apparently, they live in a garden on the opposite side of the street.

At least we know why these two chickens crossed the road – obviously better pickings on that side of the street.

The steps lead up to the Masonic Hall, a late nineteenth century building. It’s on an elevated site close to the town centre and is a Grade B2 listed building in the Neo Classical style.

The next building has a hint of a ship about it with those porthole windows at the top.

I love all those dormer windows that can be seen around this part of town. They really give a lot of character to the place, as does the mix of colourful facades.

I hope you enjoyed our virtual tour this week. There is a lot more to come over the next couple of weeks from the town of Ballycastle but in the meantime, Dan has a great selection of Thursday Doors waiting for you over on his blog.


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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27 Responses to Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Town

  1. Jeshie2 says:

    What a delightful tour, Jean! Catching these two roosters in their neighborly chat made me smile:) Jeshie2

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    The porthole windows fascinate me. The Masonic Hall doors draw your eye right to them, don’t they?

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  4. Brilliant splashes of colour, architecture and two chickens who know. 😀

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  5. I enjoyed all of these, Jean. Those neighbors really looks as if they’re quite intent on something.


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  6. Ain’t nobody here ‘cept us chickens!ğŸ˜Ž

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  7. slfinnell says:

    Just a couple hens chit-chattin’ about the neighbor’s hedges 😛 Love your post this week!

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    This is a fun post, Jean, starting with the chickens. I love how the buildings flow, one to another and change color and style along the way. The dormers certainly are eye-catching. I’m not used to seeing so many so close together. I like the look.

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  9. jguenther5 says:

    Especially nice buildings this week. The porthole building reminds me of some of the 1930’s period buildings used on Hercule Poi-rot episodes.

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  10. Anita says:

    Thank you for sharing this tour of Ballycastle! Love the colorful houses and the chickens were a fun feature 😄

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  11. JT Twissel says:

    Maybe two chickenheads are smarter than one!

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  12. I love that post box

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  13. Teresa says:

    Wonderful splashes of colour!


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