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Thursday Doors

If you like history, especially social history, then you would love a visit to the County Tyrone village of Sion Mills and if you can’t travel there yourself, I’ll be doing a Thursday Doors post about it at a later … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Here’s a nice red door with matching snow speckled car to start off this week’s Thursday Doors. Although we’ve been having very cold weather, some days are dry enough to bring Tino, aka The Gaffer, out for a walk. Lately, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Continuing the tour of inside Cork City Gaol this week makes for a very sombre Thursday Doors post. However, the first room we ventured into wasn’t too daunting – it even had the warm glow of a fire and a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This is more of an entrance than a door, to kick off this week’s Thursday Doors. The English Market in Cork city is where Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip dropped in to buy buy some sausages for their Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

I went with the colour blue for my post on Thursday Doors this week. This gorgeous stone building houses not only the Visitor Center and Tourist Office but at the rear is the entrance to the YMCA snooker club. In … Continue reading

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Dublin 1916

  This year being the centenary anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, there has been more than the usual effort put into relating and remembering events that led to Ireland becoming an independent nation. Here, we don’t have a … Continue reading

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Mama Tina

Seeing as it’s International Women’s Day, I wanted to share a post about a woman who has made a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Having spent an impoverished childhood in the slums of 1950’s Dublin, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors, these photos are of the stables and servants quarters at the back of Fota House. Standing in the center of the courtyard, surrounded by such lovely old buildings, it’s quite easy to imagine … Continue reading

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From Cork to Canada

There are perhaps hundreds of thousands of people descended from more than 2,000 Irish who traveled from Cork to Canada in the 1820’s as part of an experiment in assisted emigration. Over 50,000 people applied to be among Peter Robinson’s settlers, … Continue reading

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The Slum

Are you as tough as your ancestors? Would you like to find out firsthand what it was like to live in one of the slums of the Victorian era? Well, now’s your chance, thanks to BBC Two. Those ‘lucky’ enough to … Continue reading

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