The first Cois Tine event in the craftshop was a great success. Everyone who came enjoyed themselves and the audience left asking for more.

Here are a few photos from the day:

Listowel Writers’ Week supported us in force.

 Mary Boyer was looking after the shop.

Seán Lyons, chairman of Writers’ Week chatted to Danny and Eileen Hannon.

 John McGrath and Wendy Brosnahan were there.

Surprise visitor, Alice Taylor, listening intently to a reader.

This is a section of the audience.

Billy Keane read one of John B.’s Christmas stories.

Gabriel Fitzmaurice was a big hit with the ladies. Here he is with Maureen Connolly .

Miriam Kiely dropped in late.

Gabriel brought his guitar and lead us in a Christmas singalong medley.

John McGrath read some poetry.

Kay Caball recounted a sad tale of a drowning in Oz. Australia featured in many of the more modern tales and poems as well…..a sign of the times!


A long way from Alice Taylor’s To School Through The Fields, my granddaughters and friend make their way to school through the traffic in Ballincollig last week.

Meanwhile these two happy volunteers were manning the shop at Second Time Around.


Lovely photos by John Stack from North Kerry Footballs review of the year