Category Archives: Music

Thursday Doors – Limerick City

I love castles and had planned a Thursday Doors tour of King John’s Castle in Limerick city for 2020. Unfortunately, it was a year of travel restrictions and lock downs, which meant the castle was closed to the public. Over … 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 – Cavan County Museum 6

Back to the Cavan County Museum for this week’s Thursday Doors post. I hope you are all well wherever you are at the moment, particularly if you are self-isolating or under lockdown. At least, thanks to the internet, we can … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Danny Hughes, Blackrock

I’ve been a bit hit and miss with my posts lately and with getting out of the house to capture some new Thursday Doors but I still have a few beauties from my last trip to Blackrock that I’d like … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Dog’s View

Jean is so busy this week I offered to do her Thursday Doors post for her. I doubt she’ll even have time to check it out, as the big move is looming. See that crate behind me in the photo, … 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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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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