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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 – September Weekend

In September I met up with my sisters and mother for a weekend get together and collected so many Thursday Doors shots it will keep me going till the end of the year, I think. We rented self-catering accommodation in … 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 – More from Cootehill

More from the County Cavan town of Cootehill on this week’s Thursday Doors. I’m sorry I’ve been absent most of this month, I’ve had a very busy September. The plus side of all the traveling I’ve done has been a … 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 – Bonamargy Friary

I’ve been wanting to feature Bonamargy Friary, in Ballycastle, County Antrim on Thursday Doors for a long time. The name comes from the Irish ‘Bun na Mairge’ meaning ‘the foot of the Margy’ which is a nearby river. I finally … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Diamond

Once again Thursday Doors hails from the seaside town of Ballycastle in County Antrim and by now I hope you’re thinking it’s a gem of a place but the diamond referred to in the title is not a precious stone. … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Shops

You can’t walk through the main street of Ballycastle without noticing the the souvenirs, arts and crafts on display in many of the shop windows, so this week’s Thursday Doors features a sample of what can be found. This first … Continue reading

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