Robin …Photo; Chris Grayson

Spotted at the old Iceland store during the week

I peeped in and the interior has had all the fridges taken out and Mr. Price type shelving installed.

In Listowel now I count 4 shops selling helium inflated balloons. We must be doing some celebrating.

Another Honour for Mike the Pies

Mike the Pies is a huge Listowel success story. It is now one of Ireland’s topmost music and comedy venues.

The latest accolade is for Hot Press Live Music Venue of the Year.

An Old One from Irelands Own

From Pres Yearbook 1988

Artwork on the back cover

Denise, one of the many talented artists in the school then .

All Grown Up

On the left is my granddaughter, Aisling. She was in Dublin at the weekend with her cousin, Charlotte. Aisling is dressed formally for her first gig as a gymnastics judge.

A Fact

The winter of 1740 was so cold that rivers and lakes froze. People, unaccustomed to these new playing surfaces, held dances and carnivals on the ice. A hurling match took place on The Shannon and a Fair on the Lee.