Category Archives: Historical buildings

Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Diamond

Once again Thursday Doors hails from the seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim and by now I hope you’re thinking it’s a gem of a place but the diamond referred to in the title is not a precious stone. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Shops

You can’t walk through the main street of Ballycastle without noticing the the souvenirs, arts and crafts on display in many of the shop windows, so this week’s Thursday Doors features a sample of what can be found. This first … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Town

Continuing our Thursday Doors tour of Ballycastle, County Antrim, we leave the harbour area and head up to the main part of town. On the way there’s a nice red post box but that’s not the only thing that caught … 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 – Drive-by Shots

For this week’s Thursday Doors I’m sharing some drive-by shots taken from the car on a recent trip. What caught my attention as we passed by this wee church was the small number of graves on its grounds and when … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Freedom

At last we are now permitted to travel outside our own counties, which explains this week’s Thursday Doors title – Freedom. So we took to the road and drove through the counties of Monaghan and Louth to visit some of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Murlough Bay Cottages, County Antrim

My daughter and her husband live in the Causeway Coast and Glens area of County Antrim in Northern Ireland and they sent me these lovely photos of cottages and scenery around Murlough Bay for this week’s Thursday Doors. So thank … 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 – Around the Town

Let’s start off this week’s Thursday Doors with a bit of colour from around the town of Belturbet, County Cavan. A local man went to work in the gold mines in the Yukon region of Canada and when he returned … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More from Blackrock

More old properties from Blackrock, County Louth in this week’s Thursday Doors tour. This lovely red brick building, built in 1890, was once a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) Barracks and was set on fire on the 4th August, 1920 during the … Continue reading

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