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Ballygologue Cross, Outdoor Dining in The Square and Orators and their Hearers

In Killarney National Park Photo; Jim McSweeney


Ballygologue Cross in October 2021


An Observant Poet


Changes in The Square

The planning notice has gone up for our proposed outdoor dining and performance areas. There are to be three covered structures with lighting and benches. The plans are available for inspection until November 25th and there will be people in Áras an Phiarsaigh to answer your questions.


From Shannonside Annual 1956



Danny’s at Halloween, Griffins and The Dandy Lodge


John L. Sullivan, Kanturk Fair and an old Pres. Staff Photo

1 Comment

  1. Nicholas L.

    The pig’s toes story remind me of a story told about Daniel O’Connell when he was addressing a public meeting. Some gamal who opposed Dan threw a turnip onto the stage. Dan picked up the turnip, held it up before the crowd and shouted : ‘Look! Some poor fool has lost his head!’

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