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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 – The Castle Grounds

This week on Thursday Doors we explore the grounds behind the walls of Trim Castle. I would definitely have felt much more secure living inside rather than out. Those houses on the opposite side of the moat look a bit … 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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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 – Coffee and History

Thursday Doors brings you a virtual coffee with a dash of history this week. Sitting in the cafe next to the Tourist Information Office in the center of Dundalk is a great way to start off a tour of the … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – a Town, a Poet and a Book.

This week’s Thursday Doors will explore the connection between the town of Dundalk, the Scottish poet, Robert Burns and an old book that’s been in our family for generations. Remember that green copper spire that could be seen in the … Continue reading

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