Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors – Follow the Wall

Continuing our walk from last week, along the boundary walls of the old military barracks, we come to one of two entrances. Nowadays, they lead us into a large green area with a children’s playground and picnic tables dotted around … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Coffee and History

Thursday Doors brings you a virtual coffee with a dash of history this week. Sitting in the cafe next to the Tourist Information Office in the center of Dundalk is a great way to start off a tour of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – a Town, a Poet and a Book.

This week’s Thursday Doors will explore the connection between the town of Dundalk, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and an old book that’s been in our family for generations. Remember that green copper spire that could be seen in the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Historical Dundalk

This week’s Thursday Doors looks at a very historical town – Dundalk in County Louth, often called the land of legends. I think it’s appropriate to begin this blog with an image of Dundalk’s Tourist Information Office.* It’s one of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale Part 2

In part two of Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale we’ll have a look at what else there is to enjoy around the estate. This first image is of the old stables and coach houses, where there is a display of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale Part One

Castle Archdale in County Fermanagh features in this week’s Thursday Doors blogpost. These terraced buildings would have housed the servants’ quarters, the stables, carriage stores and estate offices and have been very well preserved. Let’s have a look around this … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Seek Arts Festival Dundalk

Thursday Doors this week features Seek, a contemporary urban arts festival. It began in 2019 to promote visual art in Dundalk and takes place over a five year period, commissioning established and emerging artists, locally, nationally and from abroad, to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cottage, Cows and Cromwell

Just one little cottage for this week’s Thursday Doors, neglected but still standing. It’s on a laneway leading down to the river in Belturbet, County Cavan. Although the red door caught my eye at first, I soon realized there was … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cottage

Welcome to the first of July’s Thursday Doors and it’s a lovely wee cottage that features this week. It’s not too far from where I live so I get to see it quite often. You can see from the bottom … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Old Town Hall

Cavan’s old town hall features in this week’s Thursday Doors. It has recently been given a makeover and looks so much better. No longer the town’s administrative building it’s now the Town Hall Cavan Arts Centre, where courses and events … Continue reading

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