Category Archives: Art

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 – Antrim Castle Gardens

Thursday Doors is fast becoming a family affair as this week’s photos were contributed by my grandson Lukas which he took on a recent visit to Antrim Castle Gardens. He found a colourful mosaic while he was there. The statue … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Grand Finale

We are nearing the grand finale of our virtual tour of Belturbet and how better to start this week’s Thursday Doors than with a lovely street mural of the railway station in it’s busier days. It depicts the narrow and … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Edgeworthstown

This week’s Thursday Doors features Edgeworthstown in County Longford. There are some interesting murals on the walls of a car park, painted by artist Phil Atkinson, depicting the family the town is named after. One of its members was an … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Limerick City

I love castles and had planned a Thursday Doors tour of King John’s Castle in Limerick city for 2020. Unfortunately, it was a year of travel restrictions and lock downs, which meant the castle was closed to the public. Over … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – First of 2021

Welcome to the first Thursday Doors post of 2021. Knowing we were in for more travel restrictions I took advantage of the window of opportunity we had in December and paid some visits to family and captured images for my … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Memories of 2020

This will be my last Thursday Doors post of the year so I thought some of my favourite memories of 2020 would be a nice way to finish what has been a very strange year. Our host, Dan, suggested we … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Around the Town

This week’s Thursday Doors are from random streets around the town of Dundalk. I featured the first one a couple of weeks ago but this image is from a different angle. Of course, I had to include a red door … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Colourful Dundalk

Last week’s Thursday Doors from Dundalk might have had a bit of a grey theme but this week’s post is a lot more colourful. Let’s start off with one of my favourite door colours and a beautiful, traditional Irish instrument. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Historical Dundalk

This week’s Thursday Doors looks at a very historical town – Dundalk in County Louth, often called the land of legends. I think it’s appropriate to begin this blog with an image of Dundalk’s Tourist Information Office.* It’s one of … Continue reading

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