Calvary at Convent Cross
Because Listowel was undergoing road repairs in 2016 when these special commemorative manhole covers were commissioned we have a few of these at locations around the town. This one is on Upper Church Street.
Kennedy Home Then And Now
Holy Wells on the Move
( from Dúchas school folklore collection)
Local Place Names
Collector Jeremiah Clancy- Age 11-Informant, Patrick Ahern, Age 70, Occupation, labourer
In a farm in Gortdromagowna owned by Thomas OConnor there stands a well called St. Mary’s well. The field is known as the Blessed Well Field. People from this parish and the surroundings go there to pay their rounds in May.
The Blessed Well
Collector Annie Heffernan, Tarmon West.
There is a blessed well in Mr. John Buckley’s field. It is St. Senan’s Well. There is a story connected with this well. First it was situated in Kelly’s land and now it is relocated to its present loacation.
It is said that the servant of the house took water from this well to wash clothes and next morning it had disappeared.
Many people go to the blessed well during the year to pay rounds. They go on the Saturday before May, and on the Saturday before St. John’s Day.
Buying a Duck at the April Horsefair
On April 4 2019 on Market Street Listowel I came upon this family taking a great interest in the poultry seller and particularly his ducks. He had a variety of healthy looking young ducks for sale.
This little man was very adamant that this was the one he wanted. Even though the duck was heavier than he anticipated, he was delighted with his new purchase.
Good Job, Firemen
Photo; John Curtin
Extensive damage was done to this Ballybunion premises on Friday night. Our hard working fire fighting personnel did a good job and thankfully there was no loss of life.
Women in Media
The full programme has been revealed.
official promotional photo
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