There’s no place like home. We always played 45 in our house. Last week I got to play again as I was back home and the newest generation are learning the ropes.

Takes me back 60 years or more!


A Great New CD

I’m still a cd person. I’m thrilled to tell you that one of my favourite singer songwriters has recorded a cd of his own songs.

John’s Japanese Knotweed and Free Travel songs are my favourites so far but The Slopes of my Own Cnoc an Óir is growing on me.

I made the purchase as I spotted John up a ladder helping out a friend.

John and Eddie Moylan posed for me. Eddie undertook a bit of selling and I was doing a bit of promotional work for the musician.

Everyone needs a good team.

If you dont happen to run into John to buy your cd, you could email him at to order one.


Celtic Art

Since I’ve started this study of Celtic Art in town I’m seeing the influence of Pat McAuliffe everywhere.

The Central Hotel has the image of Eire as a woman in the style of Róisín Dubh or Caitlin Ní hUallacháin surrounded by the harp, the round tower and the wolfhound.

The Rising Sun/ Fáinne Geal an Lae is a symbol of the Celtic revival, the language, the music and the art.

Everywhere there is celtic style strap work.


Another Door Closing

Mary at Chic has commenced her closing down sale. It’s sad to see another Listowel business going.


A Thought to Reflect on