This blog is a personal take on Listowel, Co. Kerry. I am writing for anyone anywhere with a Listowel connection but especially for sons and daughters of Listowel who find themselves far from home. Contact me at

River Feale Works, Asdee and a (very) Short Poem

Loughfouder School, Knocknagoshel: mural by Mike O’Donnell


Combatting Erosion on the Banks of The Feale

A huge job of work is underway on the riverbank.

This is the right hand side where a previous shoring up with boulders was done.

There were seven lorries full of boulders queued up on the day I visited.

A road is being laid and the big boulders will be placed on it as an emergency measure to save the houses at Convent Cross from being undermined and falling into the river.


Jesse James of Asdee from Shannonside Annual 1956


A Sad Ditty

Do you love me

Or do you not

You told me once

But I forgot.



Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, Shannonside Annual and a Limerick


Roses by the Feale, Grandchildren and a Famine Potato experiment in North Cork

1 Comment

  1. Bridget O’Connor

    I love how you document all things happening in Listowel. Your photos are even better than seeing it in person. You show all possible angles. I look forward to seeing more photos of combatting erosion. Thank you Mary.

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