Dr. Halketts on Church St. is getting a lovely paint job done.
Scoil Realt na Maidine decked out in Kerrys’ green and gold
A Journey on The Lartigue in 2015
When I was in The Lartigue Museum on Sept 1 I met two lovely railway enthusiasts. This lovely friendly couple were from Canada and they, like so many visitors to the museum, had come to Listowel especially to ride on this unique train. They were full of admiration and praise and they thoroughly enjoyed their train journey and couldn’t wait to tell them all at home about their adventure.
They posed on the running board for a photo.
Two local visitors shared the journey with us.
The locomotive has to be turned manually.
The visitors were intrigued by this procedure.
Now the front is the back and vise versa so the guard had to bring a lateen to the rear of the train.
Every citizen of Listowel should take a ride on the Lartigue. It is a trip back in time, full of history and romance.
Last Photos from Pride of Place 2015
Listowel’s love affair with Racing was recognized in this welcoming display.
Tech Space was showing what one can do with computers.
Máire and Liz were manning the Writers’ Week display. They presented a gift of words to the judges.
World champion dancer, Seán Slemon waiting his turn to entertain the judges
The best of Irish step dancing was on display.
The judges chatted to everyone and took an interest in every exhibit.
Maire Logue, Jimmy Moloney, Liz Dunne and Mary Hanlon at The Seanchaí
The judges were interested and appreciative.
Mary Anne O’Connor, chair of Listowel Active Retirement Group, Cara Trant of Kerry Literary and Heritage Centre, Maire Logue, Festival Manager, Listowel Writers’ Week, Joan Byrne, Listowel Tidy Towns and Liz Dunne, Vice Chairperson Listowel Writers’ Week.
Eddie Moylan of Listowel Vintage Wireless Museum shows some of his artifacts to the judges who had never seen a gramophone horn in real life before.
One final Dance an Doras and they were away to see some Living Literature upstairs.
Slack Day, Sept 15 2015
Jerry Hannon took this photo of Pat Healy and Berkie Browne enjoying a rare day off during Listowel Race Week . It’s business as usual for this pair again tomorrow, Weds Sept 16 2015.
Friday Night is Culture Night