St. John’s photographed from St. Mary’s
Listowel Food Fair Food Trail 2023
Stop number 3 was at Daisy Boo Barista.
Another Listowel success story here. Daisy has her own business at age 20. She served coffee, tea, herbal tea and hot chocolate to the by now fairly full trailers.
On to stop number 4.
Stop the lights! the two Mags served us up a full meal of chicken in a romana sauce with rice and salad, They had a full array of desserts including chocolate biscuit cake.
Helen Godfrey has been with Mags and Mags nearly since the beginning.
The celebrity chef was happy to pose with the real chefs of the day. He reminisced about calling to the deli when he was a garsún in to town from Duagh. John Relihan loved their food then and more so now. He particularly loved Mags’ Deli romana sauce.
Mags joked that she wasn’t going to share her recipe with a man who sells sauces.
This deli is a Listowel institution. It is now 25 years since John O’Connor moved out and the two ladies took over. They deserve all the support they get.
From William Street Upper to Pennsylvania Avenue, Kathy Buckley’s life story makes for great reading.
Her cousin, Vincent Carmody, tells her story well, embellished with photos, recipes, menus etc. …a great read.
I took a few photos at the launch.
Anne and Elaine Sheahan with Helen Moylan
Rose Molyneaux, Judy MacMahon and Kay Caball
Jed Chute and Liam Grimes
The book was launched by Katie Hannon and lauded by Dr. Miriam Nyhan Gray, a historian specialising in the Irish diaspora. She was fascinated by the fact that Kathy came back to William Street to end her days. Irish emigrants to the US have a very low rate of return by comparison with people from other countries.
From Duagh to the bright lights of Dublin, Katie Hannon is a lady who has blazed her own successful trail. She recalled Vincent, then her postman, delivering her CAO offer letter and waiting for her to share the contents. She recalls him being underwhelmed at her choice of career. He has been proven wrong, hasn’t he?
Máire MacMahon and Anne and Elaine Sheahan
Vincent had signed all the books in advance….this was not his first rodeo. People felt that you can’t leave a book launch without a signing so Katie had to take out the trusty Bic and sign for us.
Mary O’Connell was there
Kieran Lyons caught up with his old teacher, Mick Mulcaire.
Katie and Helen Moylan
Our lovely boyeen at Listowel Mart in 1985 has been identified as Maurice O’Connor.
Date for the Diary
The Spanish Inquisition once condemned the entire Netherlands to death for heresy.