Thursday Doors


On a cloudy day in Limerick, these bright red and blue doors on an imposing stone building caught my eye. Handsome doors, patriotic flags, lovely window boxes and welcoming entry planters – all good things for this tourist. ☘


Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, October 20, 2016


“Limerick is the capital of Ireland’s Mid-West region with an urban and hinterland population of over 200,000 and is noted for its shopping, its dining and entertainment, its historical significance, as well as its contributions to the arts.

Conquered by the Vikings in the ninth century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which resounds around its ancient streets.

Limerick has something to offer everybody thanks to its many cultural, historical, architectural, sporting, shopping and business activities. With almost 50 per cent of Limerick’s population under the age of 30, it is a vibrant, living, cosmopolitan city. 

The County of Limerick is a place of rural charm and great beauty, with a gently undulating landscape that varies from the mountains of Ballyhoura in the Golden Vale to the Shannon Estuary.”

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33 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Dan Antion says:

    This is a great collection of doors, Judy. I love blue doors, but that balcony door wins it from me today. The stone buildings are stunning and, well, you know me by now, I really appreciate the history. Thanks for sharing your journey.

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  2. joey says:

    Those are all fantastic. I really like the washed out stone with the red, but I also love the brick on trim around the blue. Great doors 🙂

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice ones Judy. That blue double door is the one that jumped out at my the most.

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  4. Vicky says:

    Been there, it was cold and wet on my visit, looks quite cold and possibly wet on your visit too. But they made the best of their doors…they look so attractive and striking against the stonework and the balcony is highly desirable! Great post…

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  5. dennyho says:

    These doors would stand out on even the stormiest of days! Very nice photos Judy!

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  6. Candy says:

    Perfect doors for those drab stone buildings – good find

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  7. germac4 says:

    I love the colours of the doors, and it adds a bit of sparkle to those buildings.

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  8. Tina Schell says:

    The amazing things about Ireland (and Scotland) is that there is a street like this around every corner! Wonderful choices Judy

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  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Vibrancy in the gray landscape!

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  10. We stayed in an in somewhere around there which had each interior room painted in some extremely bright, primary color. I guess they really like bright colors. I love it on the doors. It was a bit intense as wall paint.

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  11. Oddment says:

    That’s one way to stand up to the mists and clouds of the Emerald Isle! Lots of personality in those doors.

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  12. My favorite here is that pretty balcony door.

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  13. Joyce says:

    Wow! These really pop! But judging from the outside, I imagine the insides of these buildings would be warm and cozy – fireplaces lit, tables for tea set up, and fun, happy people in company!

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  14. Nancy says:

    The blue double door is my favorite. Nice collection and looks like you had a wonderful trip as I scrolled back and looked at previous posts!

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  15. Murphy's Law says:

    Behind the Blue Door ****** by Sue Ross

    Behind the Blue Door
    A lovely space
    Where kindred souls
    Come face to face

    A space to teach
    A space to learn
    And always to
    Each other turn

    A window view
    Above the street
    Two years go by
    And life is sweet

    And in this place
    A dream is born
    An idea seeds
    Begins to form

    The pigeons feed
    To fly away
    Sean and Mufidah
    Name the day

    Now much to sell
    Some things to pack
    Behind the Blue Door
    No looking back

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    • You made my day with ‘Behind the Blue Door.’ This is why the blogging community is so special. I’m really glad you and I reside in the same community. 🙂


      • Murphy's Law says:

        Thanks friend! Not sure if we’re two peas in a pod, or two nuts in a shell, but I love the company I’m in!

        Wouldn’t it be a hoot if the only story behind these blue doors is simply that they needed a coat of paint, and the owner had blue paint left from another project. No thought given to how it would look with stone building, or if it would compliment the neighborhood, or that it would be such an incredible eye-catcher. 😜

        Have a great weekend. Hopefully you’re getting a good dose of this rain.

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  16. Judy, thank you, thank you for taking us back to Ireland for another round of photos and doors. I love the stone as well as the doors. I really wanted to make up a limerick to go with the post, but I’ve got dinner on and a hockey game on the TV shortly, so I’ll have to pass. Drat!


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  17. Joanne Sisco says:

    Ooooh – I love the blue ones! Papa Door and Baby Door 🙂

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  18. They looks so lovely with that stone. My favorite is the red door on the Limerick Trust building, and the window box is pretty!

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  19. Even on a drab and rainy day, the doors of Ireland shine. Unlike here in the states, I am fairly certain they still use oil paints, which gives that great gloss and sheen. Almost like nail polish…and the colors so bright and bold. Heading back to County Kerry the first week of November…yeah!! Lovely photos, Judy!

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  20. KerryCan says:

    I see these doors and just want to rush out and buy super gloss paint for my house!

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  21. More wonderful photos. 😊

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  22. Those doors are fantastic! It seems as though every surface that would accept bright glossy paint got it. What a fabulous effect that has. A perfect contrast to the rugged grey stone.

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  23. reocochran says:

    Judy, I really like the contrast between rough, older gray stone with bright, primary-colored doors! Beautiful collection of doors, with the tiny balcony metal railing framed door my favorite! 🙂

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  24. Annie says:

    Ahhh… Limerick. A wonderful old city that has embraced the present. I’d love to wandering the streets you photographed. I would love to have the double red doors that open to a multi-window door inside. In America, our storm doors are on the outside. Super photos!

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  25. Jane Lurie says:

    What a beautiful collection of doors, Judy. Would love to visit one day. Nice post.

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  26. Grandma Kc says:

    Those doors are wonderful. Such bright spots of color! Thank for for them and the history lesson.

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  27. Mama Cormier says:

    The doors in Ireland are the best.

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