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Bandsmen named

Once again I apologise to the people who were trying to help me with the names of the band members, by putting them in the comment box. Apparently the trick is to write your comment and sign in as “anonymous’. But you can always email me with a comment. That is what Noreen O’Connell did  and so I have most of the names for you today.

Paul Fitzgerald,  John Slemon,  Bernadette Gleeson,  Ann and Mary Kennelly,  Micheal Carr  Kay Kennelly,  Aine and Collette and Eamonn Dillon,  Gabrielle Mc Grath,  Leona Gaine,   Anne Marie McCarron,  Siobhan Enright,   Kieran O’ Connell,  Sean Murphy,  John Gleeson,  — Daly,  –Mc Carron,  — Maria Keane,  — O’Sullivan

Thank you Noreen. Now I need someone to fill in the blanks.

I saw a few hopeful signs of green shoots of recovery when I was out and about with camera yesterday.

On the window of what used to be Lynch’s shop in The Square, I saw this. It’s great to see someone taking the bit in her teeth and starting up a new venture.

Then I saw this

This is the first car transporter I have seen in town in months. They used to be a regular sight in the good old days.

These workmen paused in the act of putting in the new plate glass window in Listowel Printing Works to glance at the camera.


Christmas in town


Two announcements


  1. Paddy

    Horgan Auctions has created a new website at Horgan Auctions

  2. Rosalee

    Karen Hanrahan
    Leoini Gaine
    Gabrelle McGrath
    Judith Fitzgerald
    Rosalee Molyneaux
    Jack Leahy
    Tom Fitzgerald
    Colette, Eamon Dillon

  3. Unknown

    Listowel marching band. God I actually remember so well when this band photo was taken, in the tech, it was always wet and cold when we were marching , but we had fun. And Imelda Seans mum made the uniforms. Jack, Tom and michael were wonderful. Thanks for this photo. Judith.

  4. Anonymous

    Great picture,great memories.thank's to
    all involved.especially Tom,Jack and Mick
    for making it happen.I would also like to mention
    the sad passing away of Dan Keane may he
    rest in peace

  5. Anonymous

    Those missing –
    Front row: Daly, Mary Carmody, Deirdre Keane, Karen Hanrahan, Fiona O Connor, Judith Fitzgerald the Mc Carrons after that as listed above
    2nd row. Left to right William O Sullivan, Bernadene Gleeson, centre bunch Marie Gaine, carmody, Rosalee Molyneaux, Kayo o Connor, Mairead Dalton, Eamon Dillon, Brian Carr.
    3rd row, Marie Keane, Ann Kennelly,Mary Kennelly is to the right of Siobhan Enright
    Tom Fitzgerald next to Michael McCarron and John Farrell ( From Judith Fitzgerald) – cool to have this picture.
    At the back Catherine Moore, Michael Carr, Kay Kennelly, Ronan Daly

  6. Listowel Connection

    Thank you for filling in a few blanks.

  7. Anonymous

    I would like to add a few names to the pic above (listowel marching band). The adults at the back: back left is Michael Mc Carron (founder of the band) and back right is Jack Leahy (founder of the band). Then the first boy at the far back on the left is Sean Mc Carron. Then the front row: the last three kids are (from left to right); Anne Marie Mc Carron, Adrian Mc Carron and Michael Mc Carron.

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