In Marley Park, Photo: Éamon ÓMurchú


People I met

Margaret McAulliffe, Bernie Daly and Anne Crowley in Main Street on August 25 2022


Seán McCarthy in The Kerryman of 1973

PAPERS: Kerryman Saturday, March 03, 1973;

By Sean McCarthy

HE was born, at Kilbaha, Moyvane, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred -and eighty two.( James Augustine Aloysius Joyce  born 2 February 1882)  That was -also the year when James Joyce was born.  that year, too, that Eamon de Valera came- kicking and screaming ‘ into an unstable world. ‘ Charles Stewart Parnell ,( walking tall and handsome through O’Connell Street, the fight of freedom shining in his eyes Chester Alan Arthur was-President of the United States and the words ‘income tax weren’t even in Webster’s dictionary. A great United States President was born that year of eighty-two: his name was Franklin “Delano Roosevelt. He was destined to hold the presidency for ” thirteen tumultuous years. .Queen Victoria was ruling England and the far-flung British Empire when Patrick Joseph Anthony Cahill’s first cry echoed across: a Kerry glen. (Break)

“Dear Sean: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Paddy Joe Cahill died, two days ago. He died quietly in  his  room. All the Kerry guys at the bar were very upset and John Sheehy said that I must let you know. I know that you and old Paddy Joe had many a good crack, together and that you both came from North Kerry. I hope you and yours are well and again, my sincere regrets for being the bearer of sad news. Your friend, Timothy Horgan.”‘

– Patrick. Joseph Anthony Cahill, born County Kerry 1882, died New York City 1973. Rest in peace.


The Square

Old photo shared online by Mike Hannon


People I Met

Two members of the Kelliher clan stop to chat on William Street.


A Fact

Celery has negative calories!

It takes more calories to eat and digest a piece of celery than the celery has in it.