Category Archives: Travel

Thursday Doors – The Wall

Continuing with Trim Castle and its features, Thursday Doors takes a good look at the wall this week. A castle’s wall running between two towers or bastions was called a curtain wall. Built for a defense purpose, usually a moat … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Keep

The Keep at Trim Castle is in the heart of its grounds and on this week’s Thursday Doors we’ll have a really good look at it. This is quite a unique structure in that along with a square tower on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Trim Castle

Trim Castle, featured on this week’s Thursday Doors, is Ireland’s largest Anglo-Norman castle and was constructed on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This is how it looks from one of the main roads leading into town and I’m … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Colourful Trim

Still in Trim, County Meath for this week’s Thursday Doors and I’m starting off with a colourful one. Sure how could I pass up a door that’s so vibrantly red? When you can’t find a red door, a red house … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Very Old Bridge

This week on Thursday Doors I thought we might look at some of the heritage buildings and one very old bridge in the centre of Trim, County Meath. This first one is the courthouse and was built about 1810 to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Trim

The title of this week’s Thursday Doors isn’t referring to a door trim but the town of Trim in County Meath. In Irish the name is Baile Atha Troim, meaning town at the ford of elderflowers. It is situated on … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – September Weekend

In September I met up with my sisters and mother for a weekend get together and collected so many Thursday Doors shots it will keep me going till the end of the year, I think. We rented self-catering accommodation in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cootehill Finale

For the finale of Thursday Doors from Cootehill I’ve saved quite a mixed lot of buildings. This first one is a former Methodist church, built in 1870, which is now a Freemason’s Hall. It replaced an earlier Meeting House, dating … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – More from Cootehill

More from the County Cavan town of Cootehill on this week’s Thursday Doors. I’m sorry I’ve been absent most of this month, I’ve had a very busy September. The plus side of all the traveling I’ve done has been a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Colourful Cootehill

Cootehill might have an interesting history but if it’s colourful Thursday Doors you’re looking for then you won’t be disappointed. I think the blue in this first image really compliments the pale red brick. Just up the street I found … Continue reading

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