Gurtinard Wood, February 2024

In 1988 the chosen musical was Oliver

The Principals

What a feat, to put so many people on stage. I hope the girls realise realise what a massive effort of time, talent and hard hard work it took for Sr. Consolata, Tony Behan and all their willing helpers to put shows on the stage year after year.


Back in 1988 we all watched scheduled TV. There was no means of recording a show, no player or catch up and no youtube So we all watched the same programme when it was broadcast. AND we only had two channels. The girls took a little 1988 poll.

Is Coronation Street the only one still on our screens?

Watching a Dectectorist

I have no idea what he was looking for. A lost piece of jewellery, perhaps?

A Poem

John Dryden was England’s first Poet Laureate. He was appointed to that post in 1668.

His above poem is as relevant today as it was then.

Civic Honours for Camogie Players

The Kerry County Council Listowel MD Municipal District Awards were held in Council Chambers in Listowel this week – Cllr Jimmy Moloney Mayor of Listowel presents awards to the Clanmaurice Camogie Team All-Ireland Winners, Junior & Intermediate . Pictured Back L : Cllr Tom Barry , Julianne O’Keeffe , Aine O’Connor , Aoife Fitzgerald , Amy O’Sullivan , Cllr Mike Kennelly , Sara Murphy , Jackie Horgan , John Madden , Pete Young and Mike Enright . Front L : Elaine Ryall , Patrice Diggin , Mayor of Listowel Jimmy Moloney , Michelle Costello and Aoife Behan .

Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD 

An Honour For Joe Murphy

Listowel Municipal mayor Jimmy Moloney and Listowel Town manager present Joe Murphy, former artistic director of St. John’s Arts and Heritage Centre with an award for his contribution to the arts over 30 years.

A Fact

A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day (or, in the case of a lunisolar calendar, a month) compared to a common year. The 366th day (or 13th month) is added to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical year or seasonal year.