Ballybunion from the air;

Ballybunion Castle from the air in a photo on Irish Air Corps Facebook page.


People at the launch of the Writers Week 2014 programme

David Browne with the O’Flynn family
Anthony Garvey, Dick Carmody and Gabriel Fitzmaurice
Seán MacCarthy perusing the programme
Eilís Wren
Anne Keane, Elaine Keane, Mairead O’Sullivan and Brenda Woulfe
Brenda with Michael Lynch and Nora Relihan


Sewing Bee

I made a second visit to The Family Centre to see the mixed media class in progress. Priscilla Sweeney teaches this class and the students are working on some beautiful crafty projects.

Sewing projects, patchwork, felting and  stained glass were just some of the skills I saw.


We’re going to the dogs

The staff and pupils at Presentation Secondary School are planning a big night out on Friday May 2. We are all heading off to the Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee for a night of fun and dog racing. There will be something for everyone on the night, with bouncy castle, face painting and lots of spot prizes. First race is at 7.50p.m. Tickets €10 from the school or at the turnstile on the night.


From The Examiner archive Patrick’s Bridge and Patrick Street, Cork in 1956