Category Archives: nature

Thursday Doors – Outdoors

The weather has been so hot here in Ireland lately that I’ve spent most of my time outdoors in the shade, so this week’s Thursday Doors post is all about nature. July has been extremely warm and dry, which isn’t … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Coffee With a View

My first cup of coffee indoors at a cafe in almost a year deserves to be included in this week’s Thursday Doors post and it was in a place with a magnificent view. The Shorebird Coffee Hut in Ballycastle, County … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Vintage Surprise

The arrival of a couple of 1930’s style vintage wedding cars was a pleasant surprise when my grandson, Lukas, was capturing some Thursday Doors photos on his trip to Antrim Castle Gardens. The chauffeurs were very friendly and even posed … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Antrim Castle Gardens

Thursday Doors is fast becoming a family affair as this week’s photos were contributed by my grandson Lukas which he took on a recent visit to Antrim Castle Gardens. He found a colourful mosaic while he was there. The statue … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Another trip to Blackrock

Thursday Doors features some cottages from Blackrock in County Louth this week. Most of the photographs that I’ve posted of my native seaside village have been taken of the main street and promenade so I thought I should feature the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Freedom

At last we are now permitted to travel outside our own counties, which explains this week’s Thursday Doors title – Freedom. So we took to the road and drove through the counties of Monaghan and Louth to visit some of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – In the Pink

Welcome to another Thursday Doors and this week it’s in the pink. If you’re familiar with that expression you’ll know it refers to being in extremely good health and spirit. This week’s door, or should I say doorway, belongs to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cushendun, County Antrim

Another Thursday Doors from County Antrim this week, courtesy of my daughter and son-in-law, featuring the village of Cushendun. It has been under the protection of the National Trust since 1954 and was designated a conservation area in 1980. It’s … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Murlough Bay Cottages, County Antrim

My daughter and her husband live in the Causeway Coast and Glens area of County Antrim in Northern Ireland and they sent me these lovely photos of cottages and scenery around Murlough Bay for this week’s Thursday Doors. So thank … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More from Blackrock

More old properties from Blackrock, County Louth in this week’s Thursday Doors tour. This lovely red brick building, built in 1890, was once a Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) Barracks and was set on fire on the 4th August, 1920 during the … Continue reading

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