Memories, Memories….

Time brought me many another friend

That loved me longer.

New love was kind, but in the end

Old love was stronger.

Years come and go. No New Year yet

Hath slain December.

And all that should have cried, “Forget!”

Cries but-“Remember!”

(Mary Coleridge)


Valuable record of Listowel’s forefathers

This old treasure came to light over the Christmas holidays.

It shows the boys of 6th class in Scoil Realt na Maidine in 1930/31

There were hand written names with the photo but they were much faded over time. This was the best that could be made of them. Apologies for any errors or omissions.

Back Row: 1,  ? Behan 2. Gerard Relihan 3. Liam Stack 4. Sean Connor (Driscoll?) 5. Tom Canty 6. Andrew Hartnett 7. Seoirse O’Callaghan . ? Neville

Third Row: 1. Johnny Wilmot 2. Patsy Moloney 3. J McMahon 4. Mick Mc Carthy 5. Fintan McGrath 6. Maurice Stack 7. ? Dunphy (Guard’s son) 8. Sean O’Dell

Second Row: 1. ? McAuliffe 2. Michael Murphy 3. J O’Connor 4. Paddy O’Connor 5. Paudie Fitzmaurice 6. P Banbury 7. Vincent Rowan 8. ? Guerin 9. Martin Quigley 10. Jackie Moore

Front Row: 1. ? ?    2. L O’Brien 3. Sean Kirby 4. Cyril Collins 6. Francie Chute 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Roly Chute 9. John Corridan 10. Tom Flavin 11. Gerard Murphy 12. D Joy

If anyone recognizes a relative, do get in touch. It would be great to name them all.


Obituary from The Kerryman, 1961


Remember this?

Before McDonalds there were Wimpy Bars. They served no alcohol as far as I remember, just pocket -friendly fast food. This is the Tralee branch of the franchise.         Photo from Kennelly Archive.


From Denis Carroll’s old negatives

Listowel tennis courts in the 1980s


Look up…it’s Aer Lingus

(souce; Findmypast on Facebook)

Will the brand soon be a thing of the past?