Thursday Doors


The doors of Dublin are stately looking, and arches are somewhat of a theme. The lamp posts are handsome as well, and if you look closely you will see the shamrocks on them.


Dublin has an estimated population of 1.3M with an average age of 36. There are 16,000+ students enrolled at Trinity College downtown, and it also welcomes over 7M tourists each year. It is ‘young’ and busy.

DublinCityFor comparison purposes, Dublin’s population is about the size of San Antonio or San Diego.

When you consider the number of residents plus students and visitors, the massive rail and building construction projects, and the current transportation strike, it is a challenge to move about.

There is a lot of infrastructure work going on this year thanks to funding from the EU. This is the only photo I captured that didn’t have a crane, construction fence, or a razed lot in it.

Ireland is a beautiful country, Dublin is a city steeped in rich history, but I certainly was more captivated by the rural towns and the charming countryside with the rolling fields and the flocks of sheep. ☘

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, 09/29/16.

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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35 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Rupali says:

    Such beautiful doors.

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  2. KerryCan says:

    You definitely didn’t see Dublin at her best but I do love those brightly-painted Georgian doors!

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    I’ve always had a soft spot for arched doorways. These are great. But the shamrock lamppost is an eye catcher!

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  4. says:

    I love the arched doors. We are studying in Humanities at college how the Romans used arches a lot!

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  5. Relax... says:

    I visited in the west of Ireland and the Ring of Kerry…and had no desire to see anything but the quaint (I’d like to have seen Dublin’s Carravaggio, but we didn’t have time anyway). I’m so glad you got to go to the Emerald Isle. Lovely doors, those. Lovely everything in the west, too!

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  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Loved the doors, but oh that lamp post! Very pretty 🙂

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  7. joey says:

    Gorgeous lamp! I love all the doors, but none so much as the first. What beautiful detail!

    *nods to rolling green hills and flocks of sheep* 😀

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  8. Beautiful series Judy! I loved the ivy covered wall, and fancy door. That lamppost is quite nice too!

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  9. No favorites, Judy, as I love them all!


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  10. Dan Antion says:

    I love the doors and that lamp post is amazing. My overall favorite is the arched door inside that huge arched entryway. To build a door, inside a set of doors had to be a challenge, and they pulled it off so well. Beautiful photos, Judy.

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  11. Love those Dublin doors, Judy. That shot of the lamppost is fab, too. I’ll be taking a trip to Dublin soon and looking forward to capturing some of those doors. I love the city, but only to visit. I much rather live in a more rural area. Now if I was young and single again, that would be a different story, 🙂

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  12. Joanne Sisco says:

    That lamp post is the stunning! Those small details are what makes sightseeing so interesting!

    With all the construction and razing of lots, I hope they aren’t sacrificing heritage buildings which is what so often happens when the developers get control. It would be nice if the new can be built to complement the historical, rather than replacing it.

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  13. Joyce says:

    I knew you’d bring home some doors to feast our eyes upon! Just beautiful – very stately. I am particularly charmed by the shamrocks “hiding” in the lamp posts!
    I think I would have gone for the rolling countryside scenes a little more, like you did, than these busy urban ones. But that is Ireland, and you got to see much of it! The “luck of the Irish” visited you this year! 🙂

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  14. Oddment says:

    I’m with you on the matter of preference: rural over urban any day. However, what you show as urban in Dublin holds such charm that there is a touch of rural there. Not the rural peace, though, I’ll wager. That lamppost is a beauty — and how often can I say that about a lamppost? Thanks for these lovely sights.

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  15. Terrific assortment of doors! I’m wondering, if you knock on those doors, will a 36 year old person answer it on average, most of the time? What happened to all the older generation in that city? 🙂

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  16. RuthsArc says:

    Beautiful collection of doors, and a lovely city. Thanks for invoking memories of my visits.

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  17. More beautiful photos, Judy. Dublin is a wonderful city to visit.

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  18. Annie says:

    I love your series on doors. I guess I’ve always loved doors in general and always photograph interesting ones when I travel. So much fun!

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  19. Brenda says:

    Arches and shamrocks and doors, oh my.


  20. Grandma Kc says:

    Now those are some amazing doors! I love all the iron work, too. But what really got me is how busy that one street scene is! Reminded me of Disneyland the last time I went! Really great pictures.

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  21. prior.. says:

    I had no idea that dublin had so many visitors – and how nice your doors are – the black and white (second photo) are my fav – but all have such a nice touch.


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