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Healy Fishing and Listowel prepares for Writers Week 2018

Another super photo from Ita Hannon


Healys of Listowel

Seán Healy posted this photo on Facebook. It shows the Healy brothers at their annual Paddy Healy fishing competition in Cape Cod.


Final preparations for Writers’ Week 2018

By the time you will be reading this it will be all over. I’m taking a short break from blogging to recover from Writers’ Week but I’ll be back ….

The WW committee make a final trip to The Listowel Arms to make sure everyone is on message for the 2018 festival.

The bunting is up. The signs are out. Let the fun begin

Shops and businesses are busy preparing for our visitors.

Olive Stack’s gorgeous window display has a Monet theme.

Brenda Woulfe’s bookshop welcomes the authors by displaying their works prominently.

Brigita Formaleine gave her Scribes sunroom a complete makeover

You could be in a parisian café.

The final brushstrokes are applied at Doran’s Corner.


I’m taking a few days off to enjoy Listowel Writers’ Week 2018. But I’ll be back before you know it with lots of photos.


Mangans’ Garage, Cork City


Listowel Writers Week 2018 Opening Night, Roadworks, Revival, Folklore and an old photo

1 Comment

  1. Maria Sham

    Enjoy writers week Mary the photos are brilliant as usual ,i am missing so much,strange i dis not recognise any one ,but what a great gathering and wonderful for business in Listowel .

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