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Kerry to Her Core

14.10.23 : Kerry Association honours award winners at Dublin banquet . Katie Hannon at the Kerry Association awards in Dublin . Katie Hannon was honoured as 2023 Kerry Person of the Year and 2 Radio Kerry Sports Broadcasters were honoured as the 2023 Laochra Chiarraí winners by the Kerry Association in Dublin at a banquet in the Louis Fitzgerald hotel on Saturday 14th October 2023. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD . Domnick Walsh Photographer is an Irish Aviation Authority ( IAA ) approved Quad

Photo and text from Kerry Association in Dublin on social media


Listowel Ball Alley Today

Symbols of Listowel painted by volunteer artists

The one looks appropriate for Halloween

Listowel in a bubble


Pages from 1990s guide


Blast from the Past

If you are under 50 you will probably have no idea what these are. My friend, Margaret, found these artefacts among her treasures.

In the 60s and 70s wedding cakes were usually three tiers of rich fruit cake, iced with marzipan and royal icing, pretty much like three Christmas cakes. I dont know when this fashion for chocolate biscuit cake, red velvet or other lighter cakes came in.

The bottom cake was cut up and served to the guests at the wedding with a cup of tea after their dinner. Before the 1960s it was a wedding breakfast but that’s a story for another day. The top tier was put into storage for the christening and the middle tier was brought home to the house of the bride. Brides usually lived with their parents until the wedding.

This cake was cut into fingers (small rectangles) put into these little boxes and posted to people who had sent presents but had not attended the wedding….Daftness!

You will notice that the boxes were decorated with horseshoes . Brides often carried a silver ornamental horseshoe with their bouquets. These were charms to bring good fortune to the marriage….More daftness.


A Fact

If you commute to work every day, taking one hour to get to work and one hour to get home, between the ages of 22 and 65 you will have spent 2 and a half years in transit.