Category Archives: social issues

Thursday Doors – Ballycastle

Carrying on from last week’s Thursday Doors, here’s a few more photos from Ballycastle. Not only is the food fantastic in the Bay Caf√© but the view is also pretty amazing, with plenty of ‘floating’ doors to see. There’s also … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Poorhouse (3)

Thursday Doors this week brings an end to the Poorhouse series. Part 3 will hopefully show you the size of the plot these buildings take up and give you a little more history of the place. The Master’s rooms, surgery, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Poorhouse (2)

Following on from last week’s Thursday Doors, these are some photos of one side of the Bawnboy workhouse site. I took them as I made my way towards the rear of the buildings. Some of the roofs are still in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Poorhouse (1)

The Bawnboy workhouse, often referred to in the old days as the poorhouse, is the subject of this week’s Thursday Doors. You can see a glimpse of it in the first photo and it’s one of the largest workhouses that … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Navvy Bank

While visiting one of my sisters recently, she suggested a stroll to the Navvy Bank in search of Thursday Doors. We timed it so as to catch the colour changes in the sky as the sun was going down and … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Bon Voyage

This will be the last of Thursday Doors from Derry for a while and as it has a seaport with a long history, I thought it would be nice to give you a brief glimpse into its interesting past. But … Continue reading

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Hunger’s Walk – Doolough 1849

Last year I shared a post on Facebook about the Doolough famine walk and one of my readers suggested I write a book about it. I haven’t written the full book yet but did manage a short story (Hunger’s Walk) … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Even when the house is warm, if it’s cold outside The Gaffer likes to wrap himself up in his bed – until I suggest we go for a walk around town in search of Thursday Doors. “What was that you … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

On 11th January 1928, the poet and novelist, Thomas Hardy died at the age of 87 in Dorset, England. He was cremated and his ashes interred in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey but his heart had been removed and was … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you’ve been following my blog over the last couple of weeks, you can guess where this Thursday Doors post is coming from. Enniskillen, of course, and red doors to start with. I’ve been saving these particular photos for this … Continue reading

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