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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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Thursday Doors

Continuing on from last week’s Thursday Doors in Dublin, I have a question for you. What do vampires and Stephen’s Green have in common? Why should I be reminded of something that scared the life out of me in my … 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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Thursday Doors

A red Thursday Door this week and a very unusual one, at that. It looks a bit like a stone Juliet balcony to me. This old building is part of a lovely traditional Irish bar and restaurant that has a … Continue reading

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The Leave-Taking

Recently, I came across an eye witness account from 1852 detailing the emotional scene of a group of families bidding farewell to loved ones who were about to emigrate from Ireland to far off lands. It was written by a … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

There are some fabulous Victorian¬†houses along the Front Strand in my home town of Youghal and I thought I would take a nice long walk along the beach and get a few shots for Thursday Doors this week. The exercise … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

A church, a school and a hotel are all part of my Thursday Doors contribution this week. At the bottom of Queen Street, Galway City, you’ll find this old Methodist Church and school. Built around 1835, the building is still … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

On a recent trip to Bantry, County Cork I took some photos of the doors to this old hotel. It looked as if it might have once been a thriving business so I did some research on it. Thomas Vickery … Continue reading

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Past Meets Present.

The MSC Splendida, eleventh longest cruise ship in the world, docked in Cobh on May 12, 2015 carrying over 4,500 passengers and crew. It was ¬†a beautiful sunny day and the place was buzzing with tourists. We even bumped into … Continue reading

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Intricate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” In 1847, with Ireland in the grip of a famine that had been ravaging the country for two years, a nun at the Presentation convent in Youghal, county Cork, came … Continue reading

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