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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 – Historical Dundalk

This week’s Thursday Doors looks at a very historical town – Dundalk in County Louth, often called the land of legends. I think it’s appropriate to begin this blog with an image of Dundalk’s Tourist Information Office.* It’s one of … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Archdale Part One

Castle Archdale in County Fermanagh features in this week’s Thursday Doors blogpost. These terraced buildings would have housed the servants’ quarters, the stables, carriage stores and estate offices and have been very well preserved. Let’s have a look around this … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Old Town Hall

Cavan’s old town hall features in this week’s Thursday Doors. It has recently been given a makeover and looks so much better. No longer the town’s administrative building it’s now the Town Hall Cavan Arts Centre, where courses and events … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – All in One

This week I have only a single photograph for Thursday Doors but it’s an all in one image. A friend of one of my sisters sent me this great shot of a door that has so much I like in … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Castle Saunderson

Even after a dozen posts from the Cavan County Museum I’m still hooked on history for this week’s Thursday Doors – and it’s a castle this time. Would you like to have a look inside? Sorry, this is as close … Continue reading

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Remembering Titanic

April 14th 2020 marks the 108th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I’ve updated this post from a few years ago to share with you as we used to live only a short drive from where the ill-fated ship … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle

Carrying on from last week’s Thursday Doors, here’s a few more photos from Ballycastle. Not only is the food fantastic in the Bay CafĂ© but the view is also pretty amazing, with plenty of ‘floating’ doors to see. There’s also … 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 – Still in Dublin

More photos from Dublin in this week’s Thursday Doors. The General Post Office or GPO is the headquarters of An Post, the state-owned provider of Ireland’s postal service. The foundation stone was laid in 1814 and took three years to … Continue reading

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