Category Archives: Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors – Follow the Wall

Continuing our walk from last week, along the boundary walls of the old military barracks, we come to one of two entrances. Nowadays, they lead us into a large green area with a children’s playground and picnic tables dotted around … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Confined to Barracks

We’re not quite confined to barracks for this week’s Thursday Doors as we can travel up to 5km from the house during this six week lockdown in Ireland. However, my walks usually take me to the local marina and park … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Coffee and History

Thursday Doors brings you a virtual coffee with a dash of history this week. Sitting in the cafe next to the Tourist Information Office in the center of Dundalk is a great way to start off a tour of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Around the Town

This week’s Thursday Doors are from random streets around the town of Dundalk. I featured the first one a couple of weeks ago but this image is from a different angle. Of course, I had to include a red door … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Still in Dundalk

This week’s Thursday Doors post is short and sweet but still in Dundalk. There’s a lot of the old architecture still to be seen if you look up, even when the ground floor has been modernized. Thanks for stopping by … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – a Town, a Poet and a Book.

This week’s Thursday Doors will explore the connection between the town of Dundalk, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and an old book that’s been in our family for generations. Remember that green copper spire that could be seen in the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Colourful Dundalk

Last week’s Thursday Doors from Dundalk might have had a bit of a grey theme but this week’s post is a lot more colourful. Let’s start off with one of my favourite door colours and a beautiful, traditional Irish instrument. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Historical Dundalk

This week’s Thursday Doors looks at a very historical town – Dundalk in County Louth, often called the land of legends. I think it’s appropriate to begin this blog with an image of Dundalk’s Tourist Information Office.* It’s one of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale Part 2

In part two of Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale we’ll have a look at what else there is to enjoy around the estate. This first image is of the old stables and coach houses, where there is a display of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale Part One

Castle Archdale in County Fermanagh features in this week’s Thursday Doors blogpost. These terraced buildings would have housed the servants’ quarters, the stables, carriage stores and estate offices and have been very well preserved. Let’s have a look around this … Continue reading

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