Category Archives: Ireland

Thursday Doors – Dundalk Museum 1

No, this isn’t the entrance to the museum in Dundalk but it does make an interesting Thursday Doors photo. Located in a beautifully restored 18th century warehouse, the award-winning County Museum traces the history of Dundalk and County Louth from the Mesolithic … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Earl Street

Earl Street in Dundalk County Louth is such an interesting place, I don’t know why I haven’t posted more about it on Thursday Doors. Most of the buildings have been beautifully preserved like the restaurant above. It is part of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Behind the Hedges.

Welcome to June’s edition of Thursday Doors and in this one I try to capture some lovely old houses hidden behind the hedges of a quiet country road outside Derry City, Northern Ireland. Most of the homes on this road … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Belfast

Earlier in the year we drove through Belfast in Northern Ireland on the way home from visiting family and I managed to get a few nice Thursday Doors shots of some of the lovely old buildings to be seen in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Street Art and Mythology

This month’s Thursday Doors features some more street art but this time from Ballycastle, County Antrim with some Irish mythology thrown in. Many towns in Ireland are now commissioning artists to brighten up their localities with murals depicting their history … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Street Art

It’s been a dull, wet February this year so I thought a colourful Thursday Doors post was in order and these street art images definitely fit the bill. Last year was Dundalk, County Louth’s third year of the Seek Festival … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Old and New

Welcome to a new year of Thursday Doors, although I’m using some photos from the old year. I’m sorry I’ve been missing this past couple of months, the end of 2021 was a very busy time for me. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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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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