There’s winning and there’s learning.
Yesterday was a learning day for Listowel Emmetts.
St. Patrick’s, Arva; o.13
Listowel Emmetts; 0.10
Eason Listowel showing their support for their former work colleague ahead of yesterday’s match.
Changes on Upper Church Street
Refurbishment work is underway these days at the old ESB shop.
From the Archives
From this newspaper article it would appear that people could apply for a contract to maintain a stretch of road or a bridge and they would be paid for the work.
Tralee Mercury Wednesday, 03 February, 1836
1 Daniel Madden and Timothy Carr, for repairing the bridge of the Commons on that part of the road from the sea at Ballybunion to Ballylongford, on the lands of the Commons, contracted for by James Leonard, securities, Thomas Lynch and Denis Harty.
2 John Foley and John Casey, for rebuilding the bridge of Bromore, on the road from the Cashion Ferry to Tarbert, on the townland of Bromore, contracted for by James Leonard, securities Thomas Lynch and Denis Harty.
3 Same for repairing the bridge of Lisloughtin, on the road from Ballylongford to Tarbert, on the townland of Lisloughtin, contracted for by John Casey, securities John Foley and Richard Kissane,
4 Garrett Stack and Michael Mulvahil, for repairing 331 perches of the road from the sea at Ballybunion to Ballylongford and Tarbert, between Garrett Stack’s house at Tullihinel and the old cross road at the bog of Ahanagran, contracted for by John Finnerty, securities John Fenoughty and Michael Grady at 6s per.
5 John Fitzmaurice and James Kissane, for repairing 191 perches of the road from the Cashion Ferry to Ballylongford and Listowel, between the bridge of Gortagurrane and the bridge of Moybella,
Contracted for by John Fitzmaurice, securities James Kissane and James Kissane, at 5d. per.
6 Wm. Sweeny and Patrick Breen. for repairing 436 perches of, the road from the Cashion Ferry to Ballylongford and Listowel, between the Cashion Ferry and the bridge of Gurtagurrane, contracted for by Patrick Breen, securities Eyre M. Stack, and Thomas Stack, at 6s per, £130-16-0.
7 Daniel Madden and Timothy Carr, for repairing 330 perches of the road from the sea at Ballybunion to Ballylongford, between the bridge of Ahafona and the cross of Lyre, contracted for by Daniel Madden, securities Wm. Collins and Michael Kissane, at.3s 9d ….
8 William Connor, for keeping in repair 1716 perches of the road from Listowel, to the Sea at Ballybunion between the Cross of Scortleigh and the Bridge of Ballylouglin, his half years salary. ….
9 Dennis Golden, for keeping in repair 1593 perches of the road from Ballylongford to Abbeyfeale between the cross of Leitrim and the cross of Gortaglanna, his half years salary
10 James M’Elligott, for keeping in repair 725 perches of the road from Ballylongford to the Harbour of Carrigafoyle between the cross of Ballylongford and the West Bounds of Carrigafoyle, his half years salary.
Photos by John Pierse R.I.P.
The Men That Don’t Fit In
There’s a race of men that don’t fit in,
A race that can’t stay still;
So they break the hearts of kith and kin,
And they roam the world at will.
They range the field and they rove the flood,
And they climb the mountain’s crest;
Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood,
And they don’t know how to rest.
If they just went straight they might go far;
They are strong and brave and true;
But they’re always tired of the things that are,
And they want the strange and new.
They say: “Could I find my proper groove,
What a deep mark I would make!”
So they chop and change, and each fresh move
Is only a fresh mistake.
And each forgets, as he strips and runs
With a brilliant, fitful pace,
It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones
Who win in the lifelong race.
And each forgets that his youth has fled,
Forgets that his prime is past,
Till he stands one day, with a hope that’s dead,
In the glare of the truth at last.
He has failed, he has failed; he has missed his chance;
He has just done things by half.
Life’s been a jolly good joke on him,
And now is the time to laugh.
Ha, ha! He is one of the Legion Lost;
He was never meant to win;
He’s a rolling stone, and it’s bred in the bone;
He’s a man who won’t fit in.
Little Known Fact
David Clifford, football maestro, is a lovely singer.
His party piece is The Night Visiting Song