Painting: Sharon O’Sullivan shared on Facebook
Remembering Dead Soldiers
Church of Ireland folk were way better than us Catholics at centralising their war dead in their churches. Even though we held the same belief that there was something holy about giving your life for your country, we tended not to celebrate the war dead in our churches but in public monuments and memorials.
In St. Mary’s in Killarney
in Macroom, Co. Cork
A frequent Visitor Returns with family
Conor and Samantha with Mike Flahive of Bromore when they visited the cliff walk.
Patty and John Faley love Listowel and North Kerry and they visit often. On this visit they were accompanied by their son, Conor and his girlfriend, Samantha.
The Florida visitors suffered a bit in our cold weather but all in all the holiday was a success and here are the photographs to prove it.
They stayed in MacMahon House and Patty took this photo from the window.
Listowel Food Fair 2018
A highlight of the annual food fair is the Food Trail. The word is out that this is a super gig and on Saturday Nov. 10 2018 so many of us showed up for the trail that we had to split into two groups and take two trails. My trail went to Jumbos, John B. Keane’s and Lizzy’s Little Kitchen. Both trails started in The Listowel Arms.
Lots of local ladies enjoyed the food trail.
Patrice set us all off to great start at The Listowel Arms.
In Jumbo’s Damien served us some delicious burgers. He buys his poultry from Larry Buckley so very few food miles here.
The lighting in John B.’s wasn’t great for photographs but the food and the craic were mighty. Now John B.’s is not a place known for its food but for Listowel Food Fair 2018 Billy enlisted the services of local chef, David Mulvihill, so, ironically, in a premises not known for food we got some of the best food of the trail. While we munched, Billy entertained us with his “Atin House” story. Such was the generosity of our host that everyone in the pub, regardless of whether they were on the food trail or not, was treated to some delicious Leah’s black pudding on apple purée. Then we washed it all down with some delicious craft beers….all part of the deal,
Like last year’s trip to Mike the Pies, the pub stop proved to be the surprise hit of the day.
It was no surprise that Lizzy Lyons served us up some delicious fare in he little kitchen restaurant. Rice pudding is her family’s comfort food of choice for generations.
She also served us Bailey’s hot chocolate. This was new to me but I’ll definitely be having it again.
Here is Lizzy after a hard day slaving in her restaurant on Saturday Nov. 10 2018.
Here is Lizzy later on the same day. She is all dressed up for the Gala dinner at which she received a well deserved local food hero award.
Older Adults at Young Adult Bookfest 2018
Writers Week helpers, Jim Dunn, Eilish Wren, Sinead Mc Donnell and Maria McGrath
Ensuring the day ran smoothly were Bernie Carmody, Eilish Wren, Catherine Moylan, Mike Lynch and Rhona Tarrant.
Above Listowel and below Tralee teachers