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Credit Union and Pitch and Putt at 50

Lovely statue of St Patrick in Harp and Lion window


Vincent’s Window


St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Spectators on Main Street

Local Primary scho0ls were out in force this year. It was heartwarming to see so many young people taking part. Well done staff and parents. They were a credit to you.


Credit Union looking back

Listowel Credit Union is celebration 50 years since the early days in Charles Street. The present committee brought out a booklet to celebrate.

I took a few pictures of the pictures in the booklet.


More Pitch and Putt Memories

A few more of Tom O’Halloran’s photos of good times in the pitch and putt club.

Looks like a prize giving…a good few O’Hallorans in this photo.

Another prize giving

Fr. Kerins and Pat Walshe

This one looks like a bit of a party in the clubhouse; Brendan Kenny with his back to the camera, Con Whelan, Michael Walshe, Teresa Carey and Billy Moloney.


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Pitching In


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1 Comment


    Hi Mary, I was interested to see your picture of the St Patrick statue. I in an online site we are discussing the colours that were worn by St Patrick. The debate has been whether his colours were green or blue or indeed blue and then green? Your picture shows both colours. Have you any idea as to when the statue was made?

    One thought is that maybe the sources of these colours may been the reason for this, you have shown great pictures showing illuminations in Ireland maybe the experts in this may have some clues?

    The idea seems to be that blue came before green in the pictures of St Patrick. Have you any idea with your contacts to know this is the case?
    Many thanks,

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