KDYS Young Centre in April 2024

Maurice Walsh Memorial Event in 1995

Gaeilge ar Sráideanna Lios Tuathail

A 2007 school project

A Soldier of The Great War

This is the flag of The Royal Munster Fusiliers

Eamonn Dillon found this Listowel man on a Fusiliers internet site.

Joined the 8th Battalion as a 2nd Lieutenant in France on the 27th of August 1916. Wounded at the Battle of Ginchy, on the Somme, 9th September 1916. We do not hear of him with the Munsters after this but a Lt. E.J. Keane was placed on the Royal Air Force ‘unemployed list’ in December 1919. His home address, on his medal index card, was ‘The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry.’

Ballyseede Castle

I was in Ballyseede Castle for lunch last week. What a treat to feel like an aristocrat for a few hours.

It’s a beautiful place inside and out.

A Fact

Before Christianity came to Ireland in the 5th century A.D., the year in Ireland was divided into quarters. This is often referred to as the Celtic calendar. The first days in these quarters, February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 were referred to as “gale days” and were the days on which the rent had to be paid.