Jim McSweeney, Mallow Camera Club
A Poem from the New York Irish American Advocate 1911
Newtownsandes Social Club
Ball Saturday, Dec. 16—To Be Held at Gannon’s Hall, Sixty-fifth Street and Third Avenue.
While strolling round old Gotham town
On the sixteenth night, you know,
Don’t forget there is one famed spot
Where frolic reigns galore.
With the charming boys from Newtown Side,
Where flows the Anamoy,
“And sweet Gale bridge, Kilmorna fair,
Will grace the ball that night.
Ah, me, Gurtdromosllihy, with blue-eyed maidens rare,
And old Glln road of long ago, Will send its colleens there,
And Listowel maids will greet you there,
With brothers one and all,
To lend one other charm To that great Newtownsandes ball.
And captivating Rosaleen,
Who hails from loved Duagh,
Is wondering why those Kerry boys
So soon got up a ball.
We all might guess the reason,
For leap year it is nigh,
And Rosaleen, just coaxed to life.
Some Kerry boys who died.
Well, the boys from Ballylongford
And from that to Tarbert Town,
All around to Glenalappa,
And Dereen of such renown,
in true Kerry style will greet you.
Cupid is the guest for all,
And one night of mirth and gladness
At the Newtown Social ball.
Photo: Tom Fitzgerald
Peggy Sweeney, Anne McElligott and Betty Sheehy
Social Distancing in St. Mary’s Listowel
Daily mass has returned. Only 100 people allowed in the congregation. Ushers will show you to your allotted seat. Every second pew is kept free. It’s the new normal. Live streaming of mass continues.
Snapped on Their Lunch Break
Kerry Co. Council outdoor staff taking a socially distanced break from work in Childers’ Park last week
Only 2 Customers at Once
30 Years on Radio Kerry Remembers The Rambling House
30 years ago the sounds of the Rambling House played out on radios across Kerry as Dan Collins brought storytellers, singers and musicians together in Radio Kerry’s first studio at Park View Tralee on Sunday nights. Recently Radio Kerry brought the show back, this time to the stage with a series of sell out Irish Rambling House shows. On Sunday July 12th, in celebration of our 30th birthday, we’ll have a special Irish Rambling House programme simulcast on Radio Kerry and Facebook between 9 and 11pm! 30 years keeping traditions alive – Radio Kerry!