Category Archives: castles and ruins

Thursday Doors – Old and New

Welcome to a new year of Thursday Doors, although I’m using some photos from the old year. I’m sorry I’ve been missing this past couple of months, the end of 2021 was a very busy time for me. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Wall

Continuing with Trim Castle and its features, Thursday Doors takes a good look at the wall this week. A castle’s wall running between two towers or bastions was called a curtain wall. Built for a defense purpose, usually a moat … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Keep

The Keep at Trim Castle is in the heart of its grounds and on this week’s Thursday Doors we’ll have a really good look at it. This is quite a unique structure in that along with a square tower on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Castle Grounds

This week on Thursday Doors we explore the grounds behind the walls of Trim Castle. I would definitely have felt much more secure living inside rather than out. Those houses on the opposite side of the moat look a bit … Continue reading

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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 – 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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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 – In the Pink

Welcome to another Thursday Doors and this week it’s in the pink. If you’re familiar with that expression you’ll know it refers to being in extremely good health and spirit. This week’s door, or should I say doorway, belongs to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Elaine’s Photos

Thanks to my daughter Elaine, who lives in Antrim, I can still show you some beauty spots in that area, as she kindly sent me these lovely photos for this week’s Thursday Doors. Because they rent out their holiday cottage … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Virtual Road Trip

Welcome to this week’s Thursday Doors and another virtual road trip. I’m so glad I snapped as many photos as I did in December, when we were free to travel more than five kilometres. There are lots of interesting buildings … Continue reading

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