William Street in August 2022


Listowel Widows Association

Phot; Ena Bunyan

Barbara’s tour of the Republic comes to an end

Barbara at Dunquin Pier

Day 5, a busy day.  We drove to Blarney Castle and Gardens.   We walked around the gardens.  I didn’t go up to the top to kiss the Blarney Stone.  I tried it years ago and once was enough for me.  Then we went to the quaint village of Adare.  From there, we went to Tipperary to the Rock of Cashel with medieval buildings, built in the 12th, 13th and 15th centuries.  That was my 1st time at the Rock of Cashel.  A beautiful view of Tipperary from The Cashel.   Then we went back to Dublin for another night at The Riu Plaza-The Gresham Hotel.  It was the end of the 1st tour.   

One of the ladies on the tour told me that I could have been the driver’s co-host since I knew so much of all the areas we had visited.   

Now the 2nd tour will be different as we will be exploring the Northern part of Ireland.   I must say I loved every minute of both tours. 


Thomas O’Halloran R.I.P.

Martina O’Gorman rallied all the Listowel diaspora in London to pay tribute to an innocent old man only trying to do a good deed when he was cruelly murdered.

Photo; Lucia Butler of Facebook

Martina wrote;

Not sure if you saw me on RTE or Sky News on Sunday.

Basically myself and a friend from Castlemaine organised a gathering of Irish people in London to pay respect to poor 87yr old Tom O Halloran who was stabbed to death.

Photo Lucia Butler on Facebook

We thought there would be 20/30 of us turn out but over 300 attended.   It was a beautiful service, surreal and emotional.   The local priest said some prayers & then we had poetry recited and played some Irish Music and they sang Tom’s favourite song, Boolavogue.

We asked everyone that was attending to wear their county colours and they turned up from all Counties in Ireland, but big turnout was from Kerry.


A Master at Work

Martin Chute at work on William Street Listowel Aug 24 2022


Ballybunion Triathlon

Breda Ferris sent us a few photos


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