St. Michaels’ class of 2019 (from Facebook)


Listowel 1824

Kay Caball found this treasure for us.

This picture from The National Library of Ireland must be one of the oldest watercolours of Listowel.

Street view of Listowel dated 3rd April, 1824. A row of thatched houses is seen across the street. The scene includes two figures are by the door of the first building on the right, one standing, the other seated on a bench placed beneath an architectural feature resembling a niche. Near a cart with solid wheels a horse is being led in through a door. The upper part of Listowel Castle, with a pointed arch and imposing walls, looms up behind the houses, in the centre of the image.

from Journal of a tour of Kerry Tipperary and Cork

Friday Ens. [April] 2nd – after hard driving arrived at Tarbert on the banks of the Shannon – a very pleasant drive & fine prospects. Mrs Mary McManus – the only Inn in the Town – very indifferent. No regular conveyance to Tralee – obliged to get out of bed to force a Driver into his seat. Weather clears up at Listowel – after pass 9 axle deep in Bog arrive at Tralee.


St. Michael’s College July 7 2019


A Sonnet from Bob Boland


Still Doing Listowel Proud

Lizzy Lyons of Lizzy’s Little Kitchen is a popular regular on Weekend AM.