Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors

I found some of this week’s Thursday Doors on an old photograph taken in Enniskillen, county Fermanagh, a medium sized town with a population of around 14,000. The image shows us what the premises on Church Street looked like in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, I’ve been trying to get some work done on my latest book, so my poor old blog has been neglected and so have my Thursday Doors posts. However, I didn’t neglect my door … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This week’s Thursday Doors post continues on from last week’s tour of the Slieve Russell Hotel gardens. The grounds also contain a golf course and a looped walk through the surrounding woodland. Even though the hotel was built in 1990, … Continue reading

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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 – Irish Bears

You might be wondering what on earth an Irish bear is and I don’t blame you – they’ve been extinct for a long time – and what have they got to do with Thursday Doors? The furry animal in the … Continue reading

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The Latest Book

At last, the seventh book in the series is finally ready to be unleashed on the public. I had some help designing the cover and finding props to use as a setting – thank you Rob and Megan. These were … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Before the big snow arrived and smothered Ireland to a standstill, I managed to capture some Thursday Doors shots of a lovely, characterful business premises in my native town of Blackrock. Belles Tea Rooms has two floors where you can … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Here’s a nice red door with matching snow speckled car to start off this week’s Thursday Doors. Although we’ve been having very cold weather, some days are dry enough to bring Tino, aka The Gaffer, out for a walk. Lately, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Clevedon

While in Somerset for our son’s wedding at Walton Castle, we took a walk into the town of Clevedon and ended up on this Victorian pier. From the end, you get a great view of the town. The restored 1869 … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Final Vintage

This is the last of my vintage Thursday Doors and it’s certainly a very mixed bag. I’ll start with the vehicles that have actual doors attached to them, like the Kenworth truck above. There were a few tractors with doors … Continue reading

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