Cristopher Bourke, Mallow Camera Club


 A Poem from New York, Irish American Advocate  1911

Norah’s Donkey Cart by T D Shanahan

 I  love  you  still,  dear Motherland,  

 Tho’  twenty  years  away. 

 And  with  the  help  of  God

  I  hope  To  visit   you  some  day. 

 Ah,  won’t   I  be  the  happy   lad-

The Joy  within  my  heart— 

 When  driving  down  Newcastle  Town, 

 In  Norah’s  donkey  cart!


Some Listowel Covid Images

Thanks to the frontline Covid heroes


A Pres. Basketball Team in the late 1980s

If you recognise yourself or have any memories of your basketball days, We’d love to hear.


Death of Con Dee in 1967

 Advocate NY 1967- Jan 21

Chicago News BY O’LOUGHLIN

 One of Ireland’s daring, fighting, men of the Irish Republican Army whose story appeared for six weeks in a row in the Chicago column of the Advocate a year ago, has died suddenly in Chicago. He is Con Dee known to many around Chicago commanded the 8th Battalion of Kerry Brigade No. 1 in fighting the Black & Tans. It was believed that he was the only remaining survivor of the May 12, 1921 Battle of the Valley of Knockanure.

 He died Tuesday in St. Anne’s Hospital. 

In 1925 Con Dee came to the U.S. and worked many years for the Bd. of Education in Chicago. On retiring in 1962 he established the River Forest Travel Bureau, 7427 North in the suburb. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Margaret Pierce Dee,  and three daughters: Ellen Louise, Honora Loretta and Mrs. Mary Rita Flynn, a sister, Rita and two brothers, William and Michael. Requiem Mass was offered on Saturday. 

Long, long ago, beyond the misty space of twice a thousand years In Erin old there dwelt a mighty race, Taller than Roman spears. Like oaks and towers they had a giant grace Were fleet as deer. With wind and waves they made their “biding place.” These western shepherd seers.

Forty-seven years has almost passed since men like Con Dee fought for the freedom of Ireland. Successive Irish governments have done little, if anything, at home and at the United Nations. The apathy on the part of Ireland’s ambassadors to foreign nations is well known.


Remembering the late Brendan Guiney

Rose Treacy. Brendan Guiney’s sister sent us this precious old photo taken in Dan Browne Butchers in Church Street around 1979.

Does anyone recognise the other man in the photo?