This blog is a personal take on Listowel, Co. Kerry. I am writing for anyone anywhere with a Listowel connection but especially for sons and daughters of Listowel who find themselves far from home. Contact me at

Charles St., gymnastics and a few changes in town

Picture Perfect on Charles Street

Winter or summer, always one of the most picturesque houses in Listowel.


You’d Miss the Olympics

The Olympics is that time every four years when we all become experts on sports we know little or nothing about. My granddaughters are gymnastics mad and Aisling (above) has it as her ambition to represent Ireland in the future. After all, the Olympic dream came true for Gary and Paul O’Donovan.

Just remember, you heard it here first.


Then and Now



This premises has undergone many changes of ownership. Today it is Lizzy’s little Kitchen.


Still Going Strong

This is the United Beach Mission. They are a feature of summers in Ballybunion for years. There cheerful, happy clappy presence has brightened up many a dull day on the beach.


Heritage Week 2016…A Highlight

The role of Kerry women in the 1916 Rising

Lecture by Dr. Mary McAuliffe on the role of Kerry Women in the Rising 100 years ago.

Venue: Seanchai Centre, Seanchai Listowel

Cost: Free

Organiser: OPW & Seanchai CentreEmail:
Telephone: 0863857201
Booking Required: No
Dates: 23rd August 19:30 PM to 21:00 PM

All Welcome


New stamps to feature some Beautiful Irish Shopfronts

Photo: an Post


Sonny Bill – An update from his new home; August 20 2016


Church St., Poverty in Kerry in 1898 and The Manly Barber on Charles Street

1 Comment

  1. Cynicus

    Mary- An bhfuil aon phioc den Ghaeilge le feiscint ar na sráideanna, nó ar na chláir-siopa i Lios Tuathail? Nioclás.

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