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Tag: Kate Kearney’s Cottage

Martin Hickey,some shops and Killarney long ago

Martin Hickey selling a ticket to Packie Bonner in John. B.s in July 2008 when the bigwigs of Irish soccer paid Listowel Celtic a visit. BTW John Delaney did buy one too.


A few shops that have got a recent facelift:


This is lovely: North Kerry wildlife in Spring and Summer 2012


Somebody who posts as “Kerry Climbing” recently posted some lovely old photos of Killarney.

Auger Lake at The Gap of Dunloe

An early picture of Kate Kearney’s Cottage with jaunting car and tourists.

Moriarty’s cottage.

This is a later picture of Kate Kearney’s Cottage after if was slated. Tourist trade is obviously picking up

Old photos and Jedward

Dolly Parton in Páidí O’Sé’s in 1990

Kate Kearney’s Cottage Killarney in 1900

Photo from Jer Kennelly Nonie O’Flaherty at age 100

John O’Connell, Tony Rohr and Colm Meaney on the set of P.J. Dillon’s Most Important

On the subject of local films don’t forget Stella Days and Listowel’s own Vintage Wireless Museum in the cinema tonight at 8.15


Then and Now

Remember these: another pair of Eurovision brothers. They came 9th.

Can we do better ?  Jedward bring the phrase ‘giving it sox” to a new level.

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