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 – Trim Castle

Trim Castle, featured on this week’s Thursday Doors, is Ireland’s largest Anglo-Norman castle and was constructed on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This is how it looks from one of the main roads leading into town and I’m … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Colourful Trim

Still in Trim, County Meath for this week’s Thursday Doors and I’m starting off with a colourful one. Sure how could I pass up a door that’s so vibrantly red? When you can’t find a red door, a red house … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Very Old Bridge

This week on Thursday Doors I thought we might look at some of the heritage buildings and one very old bridge in the centre of Trim, County Meath. This first one is the courthouse and was built about 1810 to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Trim

The title of this week’s Thursday Doors isn’t referring to a door trim but the town of Trim in County Meath. In Irish the name is Baile Atha Troim, meaning town at the ford of elderflowers. It is situated on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – September Weekend

In September I met up with my sisters and mother for a weekend get together and collected so many Thursday Doors shots it will keep me going till the end of the year, I think. We rented self-catering accommodation in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cootehill Finale

For the finale of Thursday Doors from Cootehill I’ve saved quite a mixed lot of buildings. This first one is a former Methodist church, built in 1870, which is now a Freemason’s Hall. It replaced an earlier Meeting House, dating … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More from Cootehill

More from the County Cavan town of Cootehill on this week’s Thursday Doors. I’m sorry I’ve been absent most of this month, I’ve had a very busy September. The plus side of all the traveling I’ve done has been a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cootehill

This week’s Thursday Doors comes from Cootehill in County Cavan. I have featured this historic market town before but it was a few years ago and highlighted only a small sample of what the town has to offer. The main … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Bonamargy Friary

I’ve been wanting to feature Bonamargy Friary, in Ballycastle, County Antrim on Thursday Doors for a long time. The name comes from the Irish ‘Bun na Mairge’ meaning ‘the foot of the Margy’ which is a nearby river. I finally … Continue reading

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