Category Archives: nature

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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Thursday Doors – A Quiet Blackrock

On a recent trip to stay with my mother I found myself in a very quiet Blackrock, a seaside town in County Louth that I have featured before on Thursday Doors. Gone are the days when you could find roughly … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Elaine’s Photos

Thanks to my daughter Elaine, who lives in Antrim, I can still show you some beauty spots in that area, as she kindly sent me these lovely photos for this week’s Thursday Doors. Because they rent out their holiday cottage … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle Virtual Tour

Last week’s Thursday Doors virtual road trip brought us to the lovely County Antrim town of Ballycastle so let’s have a tour around the area. There’s no better place to start than the marina, where we parked the car. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Virtual Road Trip

Welcome to this week’s Thursday Doors and another virtual road trip. I’m so glad I snapped as many photos as I did in December, when we were free to travel more than five kilometres. There are lots of interesting buildings … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Old Church

The old church in the grounds of Glenmona House, Cushendun is the main feature of this week’s Thursday Doors post. Constructed in 1838, it was a Church of Ireland place of worship for some local landlords and their families and … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Glenmona Lodge, Antrim

This week’s Thursday Doors features Glenmona Lodge, one of the old estate houses in Cushendun, County Antrim. They must have really liked arches to have five of them on the main entrance. I love the dark grey framing the windows … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Family Time

Family Time may seem a strange title for a Thursday Doors post but in these days of restricted travel and intermittent lockdowns spending time with loved ones is a rare occurrence. In December, when there was some freedom of travel … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Memories of 2020

This will be my last Thursday Doors post of the year so I thought some of my favourite memories of 2020 would be a nice way to finish what has been a very strange year. Our host, Dan, suggested we … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Marina

This week’s Thursday Doors is all about Belturbet’s marina. It’s a good way to follow up on the past couple of posts about the barracks wall, as they run alongside each other. There are boats of all shapes and sizes … Continue reading

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