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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

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

A lovely red Thursday Door from Cork City this week . . .  . . . and a yellow one . . . . . . and a green one . . . . . . and a black one … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

A little bit of fun but still lots of colour from Kinsale for this week’s Thursday Doors post. An old time amusement park adds to the vintage flavour of the town and some of the rides remind me of when … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

  I’ve chosen an interesting part of Cork city for this week’s Thursday Doors, a place that has a connection with probably the greatest guitar player to ever come out of Ireland. The door above belongs to Saints Peter and Paul’s presbytery … Continue reading

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Goin’ To The Pictures, Frank O’Donoghue

Originally posted on Pat Carroll:
The Horgan brothers – James, Phil and Tom – born in Youghal in the 1870/80s certainly were Irish film pioneers.  Although their father was a big strapping man who made thigh boots for the British…

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Some of my favourite letters of the alphabet – for obvious reasons.  This is one of Galway’s best known bars. Located right in the heart of the city on Shop Street, Taaffes has been operating as a pub for over … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Opera House Budapest I know I’m always going on about Budapest, but it really is a fabulous city. For this week’s Thursday Doors, I’m posting a couple of photos of the Hungarian State Opera House. We just didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Victorian ‘Britain’s Got Talent’

Seeing as I’ve been immersed in the Victorian era for almost two years now, while writing my Irish Family Saga, I thought I would jog some of your memories (or your parents’ memories) with this video. It reminds me of  the … Continue reading

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Not so ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’

I have always loved Thomas Hardy’s historical romance, Far from the Madding Crowd, so you can imagine my exquisite delight to find three of my own books alongside his, in the top 100 Victorian romance books on Amazon UK. Most of … Continue reading

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