Author Archives: Jean Reinhardt

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.

Thursday Doors

At the bottom of this very nondescript lane you’ll see an old stone arch and as this is a Thursday Doors post, I’ve taken photographs of a couple of doors on my way through the lane. There’s even a few … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Remembering Titanic

  This weekend marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and as I live only a short drive from where the ill-fated ship set sail for America (which took place on a Thursday from Cobh, County Cork) it’s only … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors in Dublin, I have a question for you. What do vampires and Stephen’s Green have in common? Why should I be reminded of something that scared the life out of me in my … Continue reading

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The Beauty of County Cork

I just had to share this video of the county I live in. It was posted online by Cork County Council and if you’ve been following my blog you might recognize some of the places featured, ‘Stone Mad’ in Kinsale … Continue reading

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David Lawlor’s The Best Streets in the World.

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
Every now and then I will invite a special guest to write about their five favourite streets (or places) in their own city and or somewhere around the world that…

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Thursday Doors

Last week’s Thursday Doors photos were taken as we drove through Dublin city headed for Marconi House, headquarters of one of our national radio stations, Today FM. I had been invited by The Last Word host, Matt Cooper, to participate … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Not the best quality images for Thursday Doors this week, as they were taken from the car as we traversed Dublin city, so you’ll have to forgive me. I couldn’t pass them without capturing a few shots, Dublin is famous … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

You will have to put a hard hat on for this week’s Thursday Doors. This post is an update on the progress we are making with our house renovation – although you might not consider it progress when you see … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Welcome to another Doirse Déardaoin, which is the Irish way of saying Thursday Doors. Although the small section of door you can see to the right of this photograph is nothing spectacular to look at, the top half of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

You would be forgiven for thinking these very large and decorative Thursday Doors belong to a place of worship. In fact, more playing than praying goes on in ‘Cyprus Avenue’ – a live music venue on Caroline Street in Cork … Continue reading

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