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Some old cars; Confirmation Day in town

A feature of this year’s Listowel parade was a number of old ( I’m reluctant to say “vintage” since they did  not seem that old to me) cars.

Here are a selection for car lovers


Could we have done with this fellow? He was photographed in 1963 in Dublin.


The above chart is really interesting. It shows the trends in Irish emigration this century.


Yesterday the bishop was in town. The confirmandi made a great job of decorating the church.

I was touched by the simplicity of the children’s reasons for choosing their confirmation names.

The posters and artwork were the best I have ever seen in the church. Well done all!

Bandsmen named

Once again I apologise to the people who were trying to help me with the names of the band members, by putting them in the comment box. Apparently the trick is to write your comment and sign in as “anonymous’. But you can always email me with a comment. That is what Noreen O’Connell did  and so I have most of the names for you today.

Paul Fitzgerald,  John Slemon,  Bernadette Gleeson,  Ann and Mary Kennelly,  Micheal Carr  Kay Kennelly,  Aine and Collette and Eamonn Dillon,  Gabrielle Mc Grath,  Leona Gaine,   Anne Marie McCarron,  Siobhan Enright,   Kieran O’ Connell,  Sean Murphy,  John Gleeson,  — Daly,  –Mc Carron,  — Maria Keane,  — O’Sullivan

Thank you Noreen. Now I need someone to fill in the blanks.

I saw a few hopeful signs of green shoots of recovery when I was out and about with camera yesterday.

On the window of what used to be Lynch’s shop in The Square, I saw this. It’s great to see someone taking the bit in her teeth and starting up a new venture.

Then I saw this

This is the first car transporter I have seen in town in months. They used to be a regular sight in the good old days.

These workmen paused in the act of putting in the new plate glass window in Listowel Printing Works to glance at the camera.

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