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Thursday Doors – Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Cavan

Welcome to another Thursday Doors post from Cavan, this time it’s the Town of Virginia. One of the focal points in the main street is this building, which now houses the Ramor Theatre. It was erected around 1845, at the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cavan County Museum 4

I’m starting with a warning on this week’s Thursday Doors post because in this room you’ll find some very sombre exhibits. They really touched my heart and relate to a significant era in Ireland’s history, one that changed the landscape … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you’ve seen last week’s Thursday Doors you’ll know it featured the doors of Dundalk in County Louth. As we drove through the town I managed to snap a few more shots from the car. The colours in this first … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Poorhouse (3)

Thursday Doors this week brings an end to the Poorhouse series. Part 3 will hopefully show you the size of the plot these buildings take up and give you a little more history of the place. The Master’s rooms, surgery, … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Poorhouse (1)

The Bawnboy workhouse, often referred to in the old days as the poorhouse, is the subject of this week’s Thursday Doors. You can see a glimpse of it in the first photo and it’s one of the largest workhouses that … Continue reading

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Hunger’s Walk – Doolough 1849

Last year I shared a post on Facebook about the Doolough famine walk and one of my readers suggested I write a book about it. I haven’t written the full book yet but did manage a short story (Hunger’s Walk) … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Lisnaskea is a neighbouring town full of wonderful Thursday Doors waiting to be included in my blog posts. This must be the nicest Chinese restaurant I’ve seen yet, at least from the outside. I love the stonework and design, as … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Even when the house is warm, if it’s cold outside The Gaffer likes to wrap himself up in his bed – until I suggest we go for a walk around town in search of Thursday Doors. “What was that you … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Enniskillen

I’m still in the lovely town of Enniskillen with it’s wonderful mix of old and modern Thursday Doors. One particular building deserves a post all of its own, a fabulous old pub that hasn’t changed much since its Victorian days. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

We drive past this door almost every time we are in Cork City and it always catches my eye and cries out to be a Thursday Door. It’s set in a very long stone wall. The wall eventually leads to … Continue reading

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