Category Archives: Travel

Thursday Doors – Cootehill

This week’s Thursday Doors comes from Cootehill in County Cavan. I have featured this historic market town before but it was a few years ago and highlighted only a small sample of what the town has to offer. The main … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Bonamargy Friary

I’ve been wanting to feature Bonamargy Friary, in Ballycastle, County Antrim on Thursday Doors for a long time. The name comes from the Irish ‘Bun na Mairge’ meaning ‘the foot of the Margy’ which is a nearby river. I finally … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Station Master’s House

This week’s Thursday Doors features two lovely old properties, one of which is The Station Master’s House. This has been beautifully restored and is available to rent as a holiday let. Let’s see how it looks from the rear. The … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Mixed Bag

This week’s Thursday Doors post is a bit of a mixed bag. July has been lovely with dry, sunny weather. Less travel restrictions have resulted in friends and families reuniting and a semblance of normality returning almost everywhere. Not too … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Outdoors

The weather has been so hot here in Ireland lately that I’ve spent most of my time outdoors in the shade, so this week’s Thursday Doors post is all about nature. July has been extremely warm and dry, which isn’t … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Diamond

Once again Thursday Doors hails from the seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim and by now I hope you’re thinking it’s a gem of a place but the diamond referred to in the title is not a precious stone. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Shops

You can’t walk through the main street of Ballycastle without noticing the the souvenirs, arts and crafts on display in many of the shop windows, so this week’s Thursday Doors features a sample of what can be found. This first … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Town

Continuing our Thursday Doors tour of Ballycastle, County Antrim, we leave the harbour area and head up to the main part of town. On the way there’s a nice red post box but that’s not the only thing that caught … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Harbour

Welcome to another Thursday Doors from the lovely seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim and this week features the harbour area. There are quite a few diverse food shops along the promenade and I’ve sampled most of their goods … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Coffee With a View

My first cup of coffee indoors at a cafe in almost a year deserves to be included in this week’s Thursday Doors post and it was in a place with a magnificent view. The Shorebird Coffee Hut in Ballycastle, County … Continue reading

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