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Listowel’s Public Toilet, Listowel, A Printer’s Legacy U.S. launch and Old Friends meet up

Ballybunion Sunset, March 2019. Photo: Bridget O’Connor


A Listowel Lavatory Saga

Dave O’Sullivan was fascinated by Michael Guerin’s video account of the battle for the location of Listowel’s public toilet. So he did a bit of research on our behalf and he found that finding a spot for the convenience proved very inconvenient. Here are some old newspaper stories chronicling the story

 This takes us up to 1968. The saga continues tomorrow.


The Book Tour

Vincent Carmody combined a family holiday with the launch of his latest book, Listowel, A Printer’s Legacy in Chicago and New York recently.

Here are a few photos of the very enjoyable and successful trip.

A section of the attendance at the Chicago launch.

Vincent with members of his family in Chicago


Old Friends Share a Moment

In Listowel’s Vincent de Paul shop recently


Remembering Dad

I got the following email from Anne Lodge.

Hello, I was just looking up my Dads hometown and came across you.

My dad was (RIP) Peter Muldowney and he grew up with his 7 siblings on O’Connells st ? Before he left for London in the late 50’s. 

Would be lovely if you remembered them

Kind wishes

Anne x

Peter had left Listowel before I came to town but I know I have lots of readers from The Avenue. Any of you have any memories, stories or photos of Anne’s late dad?


Listowel Singers, turf cutting and Roly Godfrey, Painter and Jim Quinlan R.I.P.


Listowel Public Toilet (Part 2), Helping to Research North Kerry Ancestors and Tidy Towns Awareness Day

1 Comment

  1. Maria Sham

    Hi Mary just thinking ,that the name Muldowney,might have a connection to the name Slone
    Regards Maria

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