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Bernard Brogans Book, Outdoor milking, a Golf Photo and Tralee Community Garden

 Footballers and their Books

If there had been our usual book launch for Bernard Brogan’s book, Jimmy Deenihan would have been the man doing it.

There was a kind of mini launch anyway and Jimmy sent me two photos. The first is placing Bernard’s book among the poets and literati.

I think Bernard Brogan is more at home in the Sports biography section. I’m not really the target market for sports biography but I did read Jimmy Deenihan’s which he published to raise funds for the Lartigue restoration project. I’d highly recommend it  to even non football fans like myself. Some great stories there.

According to tales on the Late  Late Show and elsewhere, it was Jimmy who “made the match” between Bernard’s parents so he has a lot to answer for to Kerry fans. If you have any football fans on your Christmas list, Bernard’s or even Jimmy’s books would be a sound bet.


Cow Time

This photo popped up in a Facebook page called The Irish in London. She must be the quietest cow in Ireland. no halter, no spancel, no stall. Patience personified.


An Old Golf Photo

Patsy O’Sullivan gave me this photo a good while ago. I posted it a while back with a request for names.

Nicholas Leonard sought the help of his old friend and colleague, P.J. Houlihan, hurler turned golfer. P.J. with the help of a few friends came up with all the names except one.

Here they are;

Back row L to R. Mike Holly,  Tom O’Donnell, Willie Enright, Danny Lyons, Sean Sullivan, Patk. O ‘Sullivan, Brendan Stack, P J.  Houlihan, Colm O Callaghan, John  Molyneaux, Dan Sheehan. 

Front row L to R., J B O’ Shea, Michael Barrett, Patsy O Sullivan, Frank Pierce, Didgie O Connor, Jerry Brick, unknown.

Now we only need the name of the man on the far right in front and a year and occasion for the photo.


Season of Mists and Mellow fruitfulness

Tralee Community Garden 2020

Rutting season, some sport and Rathea girls names

Oh Happy Day!

End of austerity as a miraculous goal gained Ireland a draw against World Cup holders, Germany, last night. And the budget wasn’t too bad either.

Ireland is surely on the up and up now.

(Photo; Irish Examiner on Facebook)


Rutting Season in The National Park, Killarney

( photo:  Kerry’s Wild Side)

There are seven dominant stags in the herd and they are to be given a wide berth at the moment as the see off the threat from young stags.


Lovely photographs of Irish children from The Irish Photo Archive


Ballybunion golfers

Local golfers who won The Belvedere Cup in Newcastlewest.  (photo; Bridie O’Rourke on Facebook)

Kerry Football legends who played a friendly in Finuge recently.  photo; John Kelliher


Spotted in Ballincollig

Beware low flying witches!


I met this lovely couple, my friend, Cathy and her husband, Carl, out walking their dog in the park on Saturday.


Rathea Schoolgirls 1950

Tom Fitzgerald gave me all the names of the girls in Betty Stack’s photograph:

Back Row : Tess Brassil, Marie Galvin, Nellie Mai Kelly, Celia Carey, Eileen Doyle, Eileen Brassil, Phil Stack, Biddie Brassil,Frances Carey, Noreen Curtin, Bridie Sullivan & Sheila Howard.

2nd Row: Betty Sheehan, Margaret Trant, Bridie Whyte, Mai Hannon, Peg Curran, Kathleen Doyle, Mary Stack & Joan Carey.

3rd Row: Eileen Hannon, Josie Doyle, Norrie Casey, Mary Sullivan, Maureen Doyle, Nora Mai Connor,Mary McElligott, Kathleen Halpin, Anne McElligott & Lal McElligott.

Front: Kathleen McCarthy, Peggy Brassil, Maureen Sullivan, Nina Scanlon, Kathleen Buckley, Theresa Buckley, Bridie O’Connor, Noreen Carey, Kitty Dillon, Noreen Curran & Mary Whyte.



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