Category Archives: History

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 – A Very Old Bridge

This week on Thursday Doors I thought we might look at some of the heritage buildings and one very old bridge in the centre of Trim, County Meath. This first one is the courthouse and was built about 1810 to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Trim

The title of this week’s Thursday Doors isn’t referring to a door trim but the town of Trim in County Meath. In Irish the name is Baile Atha Troim, meaning town at the ford of elderflowers. It is situated on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cootehill Finale

For the finale of Thursday Doors from Cootehill I’ve saved quite a mixed lot of buildings. This first one is a former Methodist church, built in 1870, which is now a Freemason’s Hall. It replaced an earlier Meeting House, dating … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cootehill

This week’s Thursday Doors comes from Cootehill in County Cavan. I have featured this historic market town before but it was a few years ago and highlighted only a small sample of what the town has to offer. The main … 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 – The Station Master’s House

This week’s Thursday Doors features two lovely old properties, one of which is The Station Master’s House. This has been beautifully restored and is available to rent as a holiday let. Let’s see how it looks from the rear. The … Continue reading

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