Category Archives: Music

Thursday Doors

Last week’s Thursday Doors photos were taken as we drove through Dublin city headed for Marconi House, headquarters of one of our national radio stations, Today FM. I had been invited by The Last Word host, Matt Cooper, to participate … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

You would be forgiven for thinking these very large and decorative Thursday Doors belong to a place of worship. In fact, more playing than praying goes on in ‘Cyprus Avenue’ – a live music venue on Caroline Street in Cork … 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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Leonard Cohen – Musician and Poet

I have known Leonard Cohen’s music and poetry for over forty years, from my teens right into my fifties. I never did get to see him perform live at any of the venues he played on his visits to Ireland … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

The Market House in Mullingar, County Westmeath, has a lovely door and beautiful windows and I thought it would make a nice contribution to Thursday Doors. Inside you’ll find the local tourist office and a military museum. The man on the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

  I’ve chosen an interesting part of Cork city for this week’s Thursday Doors, a place that has a connection with probably the greatest guitar player to ever come out of Ireland. The door above belongs to Saints Peter and Paul’s presbytery … Continue reading

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Time

Opening Time Closing Time The Nook in Youghal has been in the same family since 1901, when it was bought by Michael Treacy, a local farmer. Previously, the pub had been in the ownership of the O’Mahony family, but it … Continue reading

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Alphabet

Some of my favourite letters of the alphabet – for obvious reasons.  This is one of Galway’s best known bars. Located right in the heart of the city on Shop Street, Taaffes has been operating as a pub for over … Continue reading

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Life on Mars?

Jan 10, 2016 is the day the music world lost one if its greatest artists. I was surprised at how deeply this news affected me as I wasn’t exactly a life long fan of David Bowie. He had a brilliant … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

  Some Thursday Doors from a weekend in Ardara, County Donegal. In 2012 it was voted Ireland’s best village to live in and if you don’t believe me here’s the proof: Ardara sits on the river Owentocker and is a Heritage … Continue reading

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