In between tiling the bathroom and hand washing clothes (no electrical supply for the washing machine, yet) I managed to get into Cavan town and snap a few Thursday Doors.
Actually, Mr. R. had an appointment with his dentist, in this lovely old building with the red door, so I walked around town while he was in there. Close by the dental practice is another property with a red door.
There are some many well preserved old buildings in this town, I’ll be taking shots of doors for the next year and still not run out of new finds. Right next to this one stands an old church or presbytery that I think has been converted to a family home.
However, the main attraction in this week’s post has to be this building:
It’s the old Town Hall, which was home to Cavan’s Urban District Council from around 1908 to 2014 and is now a contemporary arts center. *
It’s lovely from every aspect but look at that door, it certainly screams art.
As for the windows . . .
. . . somebody likes blue.
‘This sandstone hall was built from 1907 to 1910 and was erected by William Ballinagh and Sons. The cost was £2,688. The Architect was William Scott and the site was donated by Lord Farnham. It was officially opened on 19th January 1910. The Town Hall housed offices of Cavan Town Council and was also used over the years as a Dancehall, Theatre, Cinema, Meeting Venue and Bingo Hall’ **
I hope you enjoyed these lovely old buildings this week. Thanks for stopping by and for more Thursday Doors, why not hop on over to Norm’s blog to see an international selection.