Helping Hand

 Mallow Camera Club;  Jim McSweeney


Market Street Listowel, March 2021


A  Book to look forward to


Charlotte & Arthur by Pauline Clooney, October 2021

This work of historical fiction tells the story of Charlotte Brontë’s marriage to Irish curate Arthur Bell Nicholls. The book takes place in a last year of Charlotte’s life as the unlikely couple set off on their honeymoon to Ireland. Set against the backdrop of the recent famine, their tour exposes the contrasting lives of the poor and the privileged of Irish society.

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Spoiler alert: Charlotte and Arthur took in Listowel in their Irish honeymoon.


Official Opening at Presentation Secondary School

This photograph was taken at the official opening of the extension to the school.

Left to Right; Fr. O’Mahoney, Bishop Diarmuid OSuilleabháin, Jimmy Deenihan, ? maybe Minister for Education, Dick Spring, Sr. Sheila, Fr. Clifford and Sr. Eileen


Strange But True

Ireland’s rarest fish is the Goureen, or Killarney Shad. It is found in Lough Leanne, Killarney and nowhere else in the world.

Source; Foster’s Irish Oddities, Allen Foster