Category Archives: social issues

Thursday Doors – Old Town Hall

Cavan’s old town hall features in this week’s Thursday Doors. It has recently been given a makeover and looks so much better. No longer the town’s administrative building it’s now the Town Hall Cavan Arts Centre, where courses and events … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 11

We’re still in the trenches for this week’s Thursday Doors post from the Cavan County Museum series. It’s a nice clean, easy to walk through, trench, unlike those that were in use during the first world war. I see a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 10

Welcome to part 10 in the Cavan County Museum series of Thursday Doors. This one is dedicated to a young man in my husband’s family, his grandfather’s older brother, who lost his life in the first world war. His name … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 9

Part nine of the Cavan County Museum Thursday Doors series takes place outdoors this week. I know it isn’t strictly a door but the archway in that hedge is an entrance of sorts. It leads into the Peace Garden. The … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 4

I’m starting with a warning on this week’s Thursday Doors post because in this room you’ll find some very sombre exhibits. They really touched my heart and relate to a significant era in Ireland’s history, one that changed the landscape … Continue reading

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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 CafĂ© 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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