"The Thatch" Red Door in Ireland
The red door of "The Thatch", a lovely thatched roof pub in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland.
The Thatch is a family-run licensed premise a short walk from Dorrians Imperial Hotel in the heart
of Ballyshannon. It is one of those cosy pubs where locals and visitors gather around an open fireplace to chat in an atmosphere of friendliness and cordiality. The Thatch is furnished traditionally and it is this old world ambience that gives it its special character. Musical and traditional music evenings are frequently and spontaneously arranged and the entertainment is always of the highest order.
For more info see: www.dorriansimperialhotel.com/The_Thatch.html
The door type is described as follows: Dutch door (American English), or stable door (British English), or half door (Hiberno English), is a door divided horizontally in such a fashion that the bottom half may remain shut while the top half opens. The initial purpose of this door was to keep animals out of farmhouses, while allowing light and air to filter through the open top. Later modifications included doors where both halves can be closed or opened together.