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Thursday Doors – In the Pink

Welcome to another Thursday Doors and this week it’s in the pink. If you’re familiar with that expression you’ll know it refers to being in extremely good health and spirit. This week’s door, or should I say doorway, belongs to … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Cushendun, County Antrim

Another Thursday Doors from County Antrim this week, courtesy of my daughter and son-in-law, featuring the village of Cushendun. It has been under the protection of the National Trust since 1954 and was designated a conservation area in 1980. It’s … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – A Quiet Blackrock

On a recent trip to stay with my mother I found myself in a very quiet Blackrock, a seaside town in County Louth that I have featured before on Thursday Doors. Gone are the days when you could find roughly … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Virtual Road Trip

Welcome to this week’s Thursday Doors and another virtual road trip. I’m so glad I snapped as many photos as I did in December, when we were free to travel more than five kilometres. There are lots of interesting buildings … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Old Church

The old church in the grounds of Glenmona House, Cushendun is the main feature of this week’s Thursday Doors post. Constructed in 1838, it was a Church of Ireland place of worship for some local landlords and their families and … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Family Time

Family Time may seem a strange title for a Thursday Doors post but in these days of restricted travel and intermittent lockdowns spending time with loved ones is a rare occurrence. In December, when there was some freedom of travel … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Edgeworthstown

This week’s Thursday Doors features Edgeworthstown in County Longford. There are some interesting murals on the walls of a car park, painted by artist Phil Atkinson, depicting the family the town is named after. One of its members was an … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Limerick City

I love castles and had planned a Thursday Doors tour of King John’s Castle in Limerick city for 2020. Unfortunately, it was a year of travel restrictions and lock downs, which meant the castle was closed to the public. Over … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Marina

This week’s Thursday Doors is all about Belturbet’s marina. It’s a good way to follow up on the past couple of posts about the barracks wall, as they run alongside each other. There are boats of all shapes and sizes … 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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