Category Archives: History

Thomas Hardy

On 11th January 1928, the poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy died at the age of 87 in Dorset, England. He was cremated and his ashes interred in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey but his heart had been removed and was … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

I’m still in Belturbet, County Cavan for this week’s Thursday Doors post. There’s plenty of interesting doors and historical structures here that I haven’t gotten around to photographing yet, including a castle or two. Right in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Athlone

Athlone, county Westmeath, is the featured town in my Thursday Doors post this week, although, this lovely thatched cottage isn’t in the town itself. I know you can’t see the entrance in the photograph but trust me, there is a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you’ve been following my blog over the last couple of weeks, you can guess where this Thursday Doors post is coming from. Enniskillen, of course, and red doors to start with. I’ve been saving these particular photos for this … Continue reading

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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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