Category Archives: society

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 8

Welcome to another Thursday Doors post from the Cavan County Museum series. It’s nice to be able to go on a virtual tour during these lockdowns most of us are having and this doorway will help us to do that. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 7

Welcome to another Thursday Doors in this series from the Cavan County Museum. If you’re self-isolating or in lockdown, I hope this short virtual tour will be an interesting distraction for you. The first door we go through in one … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 5

Let’s go back about a hundred years for this week’s Thursday Doors post from the Cavan County Museum. If I was a gentleman waiting on a morning train to work I would probably take a seat on one of those … Continue reading

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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┬áhave a … Continue reading

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