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.


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Kerry Co. Council outdoor staff taking a socially distanced break from work in Childers’ Park last week


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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!