Photo: Mike Enright
“Puck may be famous and Galway be Grand……”
but Listowel is officially Ireland’s tidiest town.
Here are some photos of a jewel in Listowel’s crown, the unrivalled unique Garden of Europe. It’s one of the seven wonders of Listowel. There were at least forty shades of green there when I took these photos on September 25 2018, the day after Listowel’s win in the Tidy Town Competition.
The colour, the variety, the height and majesty of these trees is spectacular. If you visit Listowel and you leave without visiting The Garden of Europe then you’ve seen Hamlet without the Prince.
New Eatery Opened in Time for Listowel Races 2018
Zingyzest at Leahy’s Corner is the latest iteration of this shop.
This fast food and take away restaurant is a bit jazzy and out of keeping with our lovely old heritage square but they tell me that the Indian food is nice so they are getting the most important thing right.
The New Kingdom is looking well.
Alternative Fashion Event 2018
It’s taken me ’til now to get around to posting photos of this great event, Vintage day on the Saturday at Listowel Races 2018 is run by Listowel Tidy Town Committee.
Friends, Joan and Miriam were by the parade ring picking winners.
The DJ was beautifully turned out for the event.
Cathy and friend were getting in the vintage groove.
What a contrast! These two stylish outfits are from different eras.
If there was a prize for the best vintage dressed couple, Marlyn and John had it in the bag. John went on to have a well deserved win in the best dressed man competition.
My friends, Anne and Maria looked absolutely fabulous. I’ll tell you more of the story of their outfits later on in the week.
Frances is looking in awe at Maria’s hat. Maria collected seaweed from Ballybunion beach, dried it out, painted it and fashioned it into this gorgeous hat.
Isn’t Anne lovely in her little vintage hat and fur stole?
Louise Stack won the competition in her vintage kaftan and homemade hat. Again, pity there wasn’t a competition for best turned out couple.
Margaret Dillon recognised the plant that is so attractive to butterflies. It’s a Sedum.