Photo: Ita Hannon


Let us not forget

( from Limerick History Gazette archive)


Irish immigrants circa 1900 coming up from a 16-hour shift in the Virginia coal mines.

They were paid in company coins which could only be used in the company store and for company housing.

They were virtual slaves, but they kept their families together, went to church every Sunday, and sent their kids to school to be educated thus ensuring that future generations would live free and prosper.


A Thread to hold on to in these turbulent times.

The Way it is

by William Stafford

There ia thread you follow

It goes among things that change.

But it doesn’t change.

People wonder about what you are pursuing.

You have to explain about the thread.

But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it, you can’t get lost.

tragedies happen; people get hurt or die,

And you suffer and get old.

Nothing you can do can stop time’s unfolding.

You don’t ever let go of the thread.


Jimmy Hickey’s Life in Dance

Jimmy Hickey has led an extraordinary life. He has achieved everything he ever dreamed of in the world of dance.

Now his place in the history of Irish dance is to be celebrated in a DVD; Jimmy Hickey and his place in in the History of North Kerry Step Dancing.

The DVD will be launched by Fr. Pat Ahern in The Listowel Arms on Sunday, October 6 2019 at 7.00


In Listowel Town Park

Community Centres and Dandy Lodge