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Thursday Doors

This week’s Thursday Doors tour of Cork City Gaol features some interesting characters, such as these two warders playing cards while they are off-duty. In those days a warder, along with his wife and children, would have all lived in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

On a dull, grey January afternoon where better to find some inspiration for Thursday Doors than from a prison? Cork City Gaol, to be exact. These shots are of the outside of what is now a museum and heritage centre. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

I’m still in the city of Cork for Thursday Doors this week, with a triple delight for all you lovers of red doors. This image is of the Butter Museum, which is part of the old Butter Exchange, close to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Arches and railings, a feisty woman, plus some nice views from the top of a bus, all come to you this week from Thursday Doors in Cork City. The Gaelic word for Cork (Corcaigh) means marshy place and all of Cork’s main … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you’ll be thinking I’ve moved to Kinsale, as this is about the third week in a row that it features in Thursday Doors. I’ve included the building above in a previous post … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This is where the inquest into the sinking of the Lusitania was held. As promised, Thursday Doors this week comes from Kinsale in county Cork. The photo above is of the Courthouse and Regional Museum. It was originally built around … Continue reading

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Teaching of Book Keeping in Irish Hedge Schools in the 18th and 19th centuries. — West Cork History

Originally posted on West Cork History: In Estudios Irlandes Vol 5, there is a fascinating article by Peter Clarke, of UCD, on the history of bookkeeping in Hedge Schools in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the Report of The … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

As promised last week, Thursday Doors comes from Fota House once more. No blossoms this time as I’m focusing on the building itself. This image is of the front and the following one shows the rear. Because we spent so … 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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