Those were the days! Could we ever be in for a fine spell?


Another clan Gathering

Peter Brosnan and sisters lacca East, Kilmorna circa 1988

The Brosnan Clan are planning their gathering to take place in Castleisland from July 25 to July 28. I might even be there myself since my mother came from the Cork branch of the clan. It is believed that all the Brosnans trace their ancestry back to Brosna in Co. Kerry.

Behold this for a lovely Brosnahan family from New Zealand

Hugh Brosnahan and family, Canterbury

If you are a Brosnan, read all about the Clan Gathering here ;


Back to An Rás Day 2

 This cyclist was having a massage before the off

 Local man Paul Henry has a strong cycling connection.

Peter O’Sullivan and Tony Flavin were out to see the excitement.

The man on the back is a photographer.

 Norella Moriarty with PJ and Joan Kenny

Rider, Sean Lacey has a Listowel connection.

Sean and Mary Comerford with Sean Galvin


Dates for the diary

Tomorrow May 31 2013 there will be a mass for all exam students in  St. Mary’s at 7.00 p.m.

Saturday June 1 2013 Sacred Heart Shape Note Singers will be singing in the church from 9.00 to 10.30 p.m. Admission free.


I took lots of photos at the opening of Writers’ Week. I’ll post them next week. This week I am too busy enjoying the festival and the fine weather. Today its a walk around town with historian, Vincent Carmody and tomorrow is The Great Famine overload.