Wild garlic in Listowel in 2017
Photos from 1996
The much loved and missed Múinteoir Péigí.
Asdee children in the 1940s
Another Horse Photo
This photo was taken by Louise O’Brien of another Kanturk horse, Wildfire. The rider is Felicity Ward. He was competing in his last event of the short 2020 season.
Prayers in a Time of Covid
The door is open but strict pandemic precautionary measures are in place in October 2020
by Jack Murphy
Careering down a country lane
My old banger fairly rattled,
When suddenly trundling round a bend
Came a humungus crowd of cattle.
And shuddering to a desperate halt
I bid each one “good day”.
As they stood there looking sheepish
In a bovine sort of way.
To shift a million tons of beef
I could not venture how,
So I took to contemplating
What it means to be a cow.
You see cows are quite peculiar,
Especially when they “Moo”
Their bellies a mite cirquewlar,
(Except when in a stew).
They’re not especially friendly
And if you’re in a jam,
You’ll find a lack of empathy
‘Cos cows don’t give a damn.
No! cows are not emotional
I’ve never seen one cry,
But like the rest of humankind,
I’m glad the hoors don’t fly.
And so I squandered half an hour
In idle Reverie,
As I sat there watching cattle
Standing there and watching me.
So finally I revved the yoke..
And in collective fright
Each lifted up its tail and then,
Discharged a shile of pight.
And sitting in my splattered car
I reckoned it unfair
That it might take ten squillion corks
To save the ozone layer
Ah yes! cows are kinda heavy…
Though they’re not inclined to bite.
But there’s one thing can be said for cows,
By God they’re full of shite.