Thursday Doors – Colourful Cootehill

Cootehill might have an interesting history but if it’s colourful Thursday Doors you’re looking for then you won’t be disappointed. I think the blue in this first image really compliments the pale red brick. Just up the street I found another door a similar colour but not quite so fresh.

However, the most popular colour seems to be red. It’s a good job I love red doors because in Cootehill I couldn’t escape from them. Here’s a small selection of what could be seen on the main street alone.

The first red door featured hasn’t been that colour for very long. It’s a former bank, built about 1890 and used to be dark blue with matching railings. The first floor was purpose built as the bank manager’s residence. Further up the street there’s another fresh looking red door.

The Belmont Arms in the above photograph was built originally as a private residence about 1800. It became a hotel in later years and more recently was in use as a pub. Nowadays, it seems to be permanently closed but still retains some of its charm in spite of the peeling paintwork.

Although I like colourful doors, it was a black one that stole the show for me on this street.

This door belongs to a Victorian house that was built around 1870 as a bank manager’s residence (no living above the office in this case). It was designed by architect, William Murray and is now in use as a private home.

Along with interesting doors, Cootehill has many lovely archways. Here are just two that caught my eye.

I’ll finish off with another red door set in an unusual facade. Many of the buildings on the main street date from 1800-1820 and the roof on this next one certainly looks that old.

No link to Dan’s blog this week as he’s on a short break. Thanks for stopping by and viewing this week’s colourful Thursday Doors, there’ll be more from Cootehill next 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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11 Responses to Thursday Doors – Colourful Cootehill

  1. These are all great doors, Jean. I don’t think I’d fancy red myself, but maybe people are trying to be bright and cheerful after the last 18 months.

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  2. marianallen says:

    I love that first one, the bright blue in the soft red brick. They’re all lovely, even the one that needs a fresh coat of paint. And I am ALL ABOUT arches! 😀

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  4. I also forgot Dan was off and when I figured it out last night (no link on his site), I couldn’t be bothered to put out a different post. Glad to see someone else is with me. 🙂 I love the colorful doors you found.


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  5. Especially lovely doors in this post, I find. The red on green, and the next black one, just wonderful.

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