Rattoo at Sunset

We have had some stunning sunsets recently. Bridget O’Connor captured this one in Rattoo, Ballyduff.


Gone, Unfortunately

One door closes, another opens.

Danny Russell’s Bailey and Co. opened on Tuesday August 30 2016 and I was there. As you would expect from the very stylish Danny this emporium is a whole new shopping experience for Listowel.

Firstly the retail space is huge. Huge mirrors at every turn increase the feeling of spaciousness. The fittings are what I would expect to find in an upmarket city store. Do drop in and take a look for yourself. AND you dont have to sell a child to buy some of the gorgeous outfits. Danny has some affordable dresses as well.

The very gentle and affable Mary Boyle, formerly of Changes and Strictly Come Dancing is in charge of it all.

Here are a few photos I took on opening day. You will spot a few familiar faces also popping in for a look around.


A Great One from Moyvane Village on Facebook

Mrs Goulding’s class from 1989. Amazing that 4 of the people in the photo would get married this month – Deirdre O Callaghan, Susan Groarke, Mary Quinn and then Frank Nolan gets married on Saturday.

Back row L-R

Mrs Goulding, Catherine Lynch, Deirdre O Callaghan, Anne-Marie O Riordan, Christopher Kiely, Gerard Fitzmaurice, James Kennelly, Kevin Roche, Mary Fitzmaurice

Third Row L-R: Olivia Mulvihill, Kayrena Hanrahan, James Sheehan, Caroline Hughes, Susan Groarke, Paul Lynch, Carmel Collins, Michael O Connor
Second Row L-R
John Michael Walsh, Linda Foley, Timmy Hanrahan, Frank Nolan, Thomas Hanlon, Elaine Foley, Mary Quinn, John Lynch
Front Row L- R Ellen Sheehan, Billy Lynch, Breda Dore, Thomas Greaney


Post Box on Upper Church Street


Remembering the last island man

This is the late Micheál Carney who passed away around this time last year. The photo was taken on his last visit to his childhood home, An Blascaod Mhór. He was accompanied on this visit by his U.S. family. They posted this photo to remember him and that emotional journey home.

Cole Moreton put together a great tribute to 

The last Island Man


The Barber’s Pole Cork Style

I spotted this barber’s pole in a barber’s window on Washington Street in Cork.


A Céad Lá ar scoil

My youngest granddaughter heading out to big school on her first day