The Square July 2024

No. 10 Downing Street….The Listowel Connection

Helen and James Kenny of this parish pictured with Keir Starmer a few years ago.

I got the story from the horse’s mouth. (James Kenny, himself)

This photo was taken at the time of a family wedding when Helen’s niece married Chris Ward. Chris was then a member of Starmer’s backroom team. Since July 4 2024 the same Chris is an M.P.

Casement Train Station

Did you know that Tralee train station is called Casement Station?

With the John B. Statue

Every visitor to Listowel has to be photographed with this statue. Thank you very much to the kind man who took this one of Phil and me. He did a great job.

A Bit of History from the Newspaper Archives

April 19 1930

New York NY Irish American Advocate 1930-1931

The returns of the Registrar-General for the year 1929, show that Kerry had the lowest death-rate in the Irish Free State during that period.

From the Devil’s Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce

belladonna, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English, a deadly poison. A striking example of the identity of the two tongues.

A Fact

The acronym BFF (best friends forever) was first used by the character Phoebe Buffay in the TV show Friends.