Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors – Secret Cargo

These Thursday Doors lead into the Tower museum in Derry, Northern Ireland. The Laurentic exhibition is on there at the moment and my granddaughter had just been on a school trip to see it. It must have been interesting if … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors from Virginia

No, I haven’t taken a flight to America for this week’s Thursday Doors, unlike Virginia in the US, this town in county Cavan is a wee bit smaller. It does have nice red doors, though, and some lovely arches. That … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors and Nova Scotia

Why am I posting an image of trees on this week’s Thursday Doors? If you look closely, you’ll see strange decorations on some of those trunks. These are ‘fairy’ doors, placed there by some children, a practice that has been … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

At the bottom of this very nondescript lane you’ll see an old stone arch and as this is a Thursday Doors post, I’ve taken photographs of a couple of doors on my way through the lane. There’s even a few … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Remembering Titanic

  This weekend marks the 105th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and as I live only a short drive from where the ill-fated ship set sail for America (which took place on a Thursday from Cobh, County Cork) it’s only … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors in Dublin, I have a question for you. What do vampires and Stephen’s Green have in common? Why should I be reminded of something that scared the life out of me in my … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Back in Cork city for this week’s Thursday Doors and not a cell in sight. I think I’ve spent enough time photographing prisons over the past few weeks so let’s have a look at an old building of a completely … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

An unusual Thursday Door kicks off this week’s post, one I hadn’t come across before. It’s an oven door that’s part of an oil cooker, one of the exhibits on the fourth floor of the Clock Gate Tower Museum in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you thought this week’s Thursday Doors was taking a ‘break’ from jail, you’d be half right. In my local town of Youghal the Clock Gate Tower has recently been refurbished and opened as a museum. It is the newest … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This week sees the last of my Thursday Doors tour of Cork City Gaol. I don’t think the above doorway, set in the high walls surrounding the prison, would be too easy to get through, a bit like my post … Continue reading

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