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Tag: Autumn

Autumn in the park, Christmas decorations and sportswomen then and now

This falcon was photographed in Killarney by Tom Healy


Autumn 2015

Nothing says autumn has come more than fallen leaves, empty tennis courts and playgrounds and foggy misty mornings.




More Beautiful Christmas Things in Listowel Garden Centre’s Christmas Shop


Two Outstanding local women

This is a book that was published in 2003, celebrating flyers in Kildonan near Dublin.

Lily Dillon of Listowel

Sophie Pierce of Newcastlewest, sportswoman and aviator.


Listowel Young Kickboxers at The World Championships

Mike O’Brien brought the Listowel qualifiers to the World Kickboxing Championships in Rugby this weekend.


+    R.I.P. Bert Griffin  +

Listowel has lost another of its stalwarts in 2015. Bert Griffin passed away unexpectedly on Friday October 16 2015. Bert loved everything about Listowel.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Autumn in the Cows’ Lawn, Then and Now and Listowel people in Lough Derg in 1954

” The Trees are in their autumn beauty.

The woodland paths are dry.”

All photos taken in the Town Park, Listowel in October 2014.


Time and tide wait for no man

Is there a message for our times in the replacement of a bank by a betting shop?


Another look inside Michael Kennelly’s album 

Michael’s caption on this group of photographs is  “Lough Derg Trip 1954”.


Listowel Properties getting a facelift

Allied Irish Bank


Listowel Girls Night Out 2007

(photo credit: Mike the Pies on Facebook)

Front: Marie Kelly, Jackie Roche, Aine Sloan, Eileen Roche

Back: Matilda Sweeney, Kitty Behan, Mary O Connor, Mag McDonagh, Hannah Sweeney, Phil O Connell, Dolores O Connor,Marilyn Kelly and Kay Downey

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