Let me see !

This unusual photo was taken by Tom Healy in Killarney.


Do you Wear an Apron?

This is Maura Gleasure of Craftshop na Méar. If you are in need of an apron or any other table linen, Maura is your woman.

The apron has an interesting history. I found the following on Facebook;

The History of ‘APRONS’

I don’t think our kids know what an apron is. The
principle use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath because
she only had a few. It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than
dresses and aprons used less material. But along with that, it served as a
potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children’s tears, and on
occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying
eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the
warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding
places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it
around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen
in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples
that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was
surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the
porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the
fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents
something that will replace that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story
about Grandma’s aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
window sill to cool. Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many
germs were on that apron.

I don’t think I ever caught anything from an apron –
but love
—Hawk Seeker of Truth—


That Tidy Towns Trophy is still on its lap of honour

 Presentation Secondary School

 St. Michael’s

Coláiste na Ríochta


More Christmas Goodies from Listowel Garden Centre

These pictures above looked absolutely lovely in a dark space.


Presentation to Donal Lyons

A presentation was made to Donie Lyons of Ballyguiltenane in recognition of his dedication to music and singing and for his great support  of Comhaltas and local events.

The presentation took place in Fr Casey Hall, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, 18th Oct. 2015.