Category Archives: Historical buildings

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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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle Virtual Tour

Last week’s Thursday Doors virtual road trip brought us to the lovely County Antrim town of Ballycastle so let’s have a tour around the area. There’s no better place to start than the marina, where we parked the car. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Old Church

The old church in the grounds of Glenmona House, Cushendun is the main feature of this week’s Thursday Doors post. Constructed in 1838, it was a Church of Ireland place of worship for some local landlords and their families and … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Glenmona Lodge, Antrim

This week’s Thursday Doors features Glenmona Lodge, one of the old estate houses in Cushendun, County Antrim. They must have really liked arches to have five of them on the main entrance. I love the dark grey framing the windows … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Mystery

There’s a bit of a mystery about this week’s Thursday Doors post. I remember the road I was on when I took some drive by shots of this old ruined castle but I’m not sure which county I was in … 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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