Doe, a deer….

Mother and babe by Chris Grayson


Listowel Folk Group Bid Farewell to Ballinskelligs

Photos from Listowel Folk Groupon Facebook

For some years not, the parish folk group have been taking a welcome summer break in Ballinskelligs. Now the house where they used to stay is up for sale and sadly, those happy summer days are now just a memory.

The congregation at Saturday evening mass in St. Mary’s continue to enjoy their music and singing.


Tarrant’s of Market Street Repainted


St. Mary’s, Killarney, Church of the Sloes

St Mary’s (Church of Ireland) Killarney, is a beautiful church in the heart of Killarney which serves a small congregation as well as tourists. There is evidence as far back as the 1200s of a Church in this area. More significantly the name of the Town itself Killarney (in Irish: Cill Airne) means Church of the Sloes.

I visited this church recently and I took a few photos of the many beautiful windows and fittings.


More from Ladies’ Day 2017

It was great to meet so many local people making the Ladies’ Day style effort.

I was very surprised not to see this eye catching outfit on the podium. It seems to be the year of block colours. Florals or prints did not seem to get a look in with this year’s judges.

This looks to me like that fruit bowl creation which won at Galway. No joy at Listowel but you must agree it looks stunning.


Culture Night 2017

Fergal Keane will return to his father’s hometown on Friday Sept. 22 2017 to launch his new book.

Venue: Listowel Arms Hotel

Time; 7 to 8 p.m.

I took a few photos of Fergal when, as part of Listowel Writers Week 2017,  he read  his father’s lovely piece of writing for the introduction to Vincent Carmody’s North Kerry Camera.

Fergal Keane with Paddy Keane

with Kay Caball

with Eamon OMurchú

Fergal Keane reading to an enthralled audience