Rossbeigh photo by Chris Grayson


From John Hannon Archive

Was this Listowel’s first pop up shop? Every Sunday Lofty Kelliher set up outside St. Mary’s church after mass and sold newspapers to mass goers.


More Photos from the May 5 Veterans’ Wreath Laying and March past

This last picture shows Minister Brendan Griffin with special guests at the ceremonial march past in salute to the special military guests.


This may not be your problem today but it could be some day

(from Vincent Doyle)


Alert!    Tabloid story coming up

The Royal Wedding has a Listowel Connection

Okay, I told you it was tabloid, so its totally exaggerated and very very tenuous.

This is Andrew Chase who grew up in Windsor. He now lives in Ireland and he is engaged to my niece, Christine.

No, he is not invited to the royal wedding.

But he was confirmed in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. 

So what? say you.

This is what. He is one of the only cohort of Catholic children ever to receive Confirmation in St. George’s Chapel. The Catholic church in Windsor was under renovation and, in an ecumenical gesture by the Church of England, St. George’s chapel was offered to the Catholic congregation for Confirmation.

I warned you it was tenuous!


We have some  names

Margaret Dillon has a great memory for names.

Back R, 4th girl Clair Broderick, 6th Mary collins, 7thKathleen Given,  last girl Cecilia Carroll’s sister, I forget her christian name.

Middle row sitting; 1st Claire O’Connor, 3rd her sister Marie, 4th Eleanor Scanlon, 5th Maureen Guerin.

Front; middle Josephine Dore/Flaherty,  last girl, Pacelli Carroll.