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Listowel people, Abbeyfeale church and Colm Cooper is the 2018 Kerry Person of the Year

Convent door, Castleisland in 2018


People in The Seanchaí

I took a few photos at the lecture in The Seanchaí on April 22 2018

 Arthur Caball, John Pierse and Paddy Keane

Con Kirby and John Corridan

Dolores Carroll, Vincent Carmody, Paddy Keane and Liam Grimes

Mairead Pierse and Kathy Walsh

Kay Caball, Donal O’Connor and Helen Moylan


Abbeyfeale Parish Church

On my recent visit to Abbeyfeale, I took the opportunity to visit the church and to say a prayer. The church has some lovely mosaics but bot too many stained glass windows. You can tell a lot about the wealth of a parish but the amount of artwork in their place of worship.

This lovely grotto stands in the church grounds.

There are two sets of Stations of the Cross, one more traditional then the other but both beautiful.


Familiar Faces at Kerry Person of the Year 2018 Event  in The Mansion House


The Final piece of the Convent Street jigsaw is in place

Look what came to my inbox yesterday!

The little boy is Maurice Bunyan and the dog’s name is Rusty (who belonged to John Guerin).

Mary Dunne (previously Corridan)

Yes it’s an email from the lady in the curlers.

So, from left to right in John Hannon’s Convent Street photo we have;

Mary Corridan (now Mary Dunne), Maurice Bunyan, Mike Healy with John Guerin’s dog, Rusty


The Dandy Lodge

This house, Vincent Carmody tells me, was always called The Dandy Lodge. It was the home of the Hannon family. Danaher’s house was at the other entrance to Lord Listowel’s estate in Cahirdown.


Town Park, Sinn Féin v. Lord Listowel and Ballylongford remembers the days of old


The Gap, Bridge Road, Recognising Drowning

1 Comment

  1. Cynicus

    Convent door, Castleisland: This door looks very like the Abbeyfeale Convent door. I assume there is a crucifix under the ivy – pity to see it hidden, even if it happened 'naturally.'

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