Category Archives: castles and ruins

Thursday Doors

This Thursday Door is set in a 400 year old house. I know it looks a bit shabby but the owner has great plans for it. You might even have an opportunity to stay there on vacation at some point … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Jacobean

Thursday Doors is travelling way back in time this week, through these lovely Jacobean pillars. I’m in Killeshandra, County Cavan, just a few miles from our home. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and my camera is clicking, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

I just couldn’t resist taking some photos of this wee cottage for Thursday Doors. It’s near where we parked our car on our last visit to Killykeen Forest Park in Cavan (featured in last week’s post). Nature is slowly reclaiming … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Walton Castle

In December 2017 we stayed in a fabulous venue for a family wedding and it was the perfect place to capture some Thursday Doors. Walton Castle was reconstructed from the ruins of a 16th century structure and what a setting … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Linlithgow

The weather has been lovely in this part of Scotland over the past few days, ideal for exploring the area in search of castles, ruins and of course, doors. I featured the ruined palace at Linlithgow a couple of years … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Fermanagh

Last year I posted some Thursday Doors from this location but it’s definitely worth a second sharing. Recently we took a short boat trip up/down river (not sure which) and paid another visit to the Crom Estate, in county Fermanagh, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Derry Again

I’m still in Derry for this week’s Thursday Doors and this was as high as I could go in the Tower Museum. The view from the rooftop is wonderful, with the River Foyle cutting through the city in the background. … Continue reading

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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

On a dull, grey January afternoon where better to find some inspiration for Thursday Doors than from a prison? Cork City Gaol, to be exact. These shots are of the outside of what is now a museum and heritage centre. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

On a recent trip to see my parents I paid a visit to the old graveyard in Haggardstown, County Louth, where many of my ancestors were laid to rest. The ruins of an old church stand in the center of … Continue reading

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