Ballybunion sunset by Bridget O’Connor


Proposed Name Changes to Listowel’s streets

Cork Examiner December 6 1900

(Thank you, Paddy Keane)


St. Patrick’s Day 2019

When I wrote about St. Patrick’s Day stalwarts previously, I missed one man who is the heart and soul of the entertainment on St. Patrick’s Days in Listowel for as long as I am in town. That man is our own dancing master, Jimmy Hickey. This year his dancers were the highlight of the day at the St. Patrick’s Day mass in St. Mary’s parish church.

Another stalwart of St. Patrick’s Days in Listowel is Anne O’Connor/ Brosnan. Presentation Primary School marching band under her stewardship  has provided the musical colourful element to the parade. Her family have taken up the mantle  and over the years we have watched Mairead and Patrick entertain us from the stage.

This year Patrick’s stage was the step of the altar. This video is a joy to watch. Notice too his dancing teacher, Jimmy Hickey watching proudly from the wings as his star pupil struts his stuff.