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Flags flying high in Listowel Town Square in July 2023


Family gathering

It was lovely to have all the family together to celebrate Aoife’s birthday. She is two. She is like the queen, celebrating 2 birthdays, one with her Cork and Kerry family and one with her Kildare clan.


Music Icons at Mike the Pies

Images by Martin Chute



This is Reggie, the newest family pet in my Cork family. He absolutely loves people and the closer he is to them the better.


A Kildare Memory with a Listowel Connection

This is a photo of members of The Turf Development Bord Players in costume for a performance of The Colleen Bawn. The photo was taken in August 1946 when the group was now called the Bord na Mona Players. The photo was given to the Bord na Mona archivist by Michael Hennessey from Listowel who is in the photo. I don’t know which man he is.


A Couple of Limericks



Donkey Derby


Happy, Sad, and Happy Sad


  1. Joe

    I’m so far from home!
    Can anyone identify the flags that are flying in the square?

    • listowelconnection

      Hi Joe, Greetings from Listowel, far from you. i think everyone, and I suspect maybe your good self recognise Kerry flags flying high despite recent set back in fortunes. M.C.

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