Beautiful Dingle

Sunrise in Dingle and the dolphin who just keeps on giving from  Fungie Forever


Denis Walsh on the mend

Denis is the very popular CEO of The Advertiser and captain of the Emmetts football team.  He was injured recently in an accidental fall.

Denis runs the weekly Advertiser almost singlehandedly from his headquarters in Bridge Road.

Denis’ friends have rallied round in this crisis.  Listowel Printing Works are looking after the production side of Denis’ operation and his Emmetts friends are helping with distribution.

The news from the hospital is all positive. All of North Kerry is wishing Denis well and he is regularly remembered in  prayers at mass. We all look forward to seeing him fit and well and back at his desk very soon.



These bicycles were parked here last week locked to the railing and completely blocking wheelchair access to this path on Library Rd. There is no footpath at the other other side of this road.


Blackberry Picking

Late August, given heavy rain and sun

For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.

At first, just one, a glossy purple clot

Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.

You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet

Like thickened wine: summer’s blood was in it

Leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for

Picking. …

(Seamus Heaney)

I recently spent a happy afternoon blackberry picking with my family in Ballincollig. All the scratches and scrapes were worth it.


Convent Cross

Big changes are underway at this junction. The low wall is gone and the road is being widened just in time for the Races