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Tag: Christmas traditions

In Tralee and Listowel

My Christmas decorations 2022 from Kanturk Men’s Shed Craft Fair


Island of Geese, Tralee

I walked through this beautiful Corner of Tralee for the first time last week. It’s a peaceful natural oasis in the centre of town.


From The Sleán , a Clounmacon journal of the 1980s

Clounmacon by Dan Keane

I apologise for the size of the print . It’s worth enlarging.


Dáithí on The Wren in 2004

Photo shared by Dáithí ÓSé online


Christmas Traditions from


Photos I took at the Garda Centenary Celebrations

Betty and Gary Dineen, the last family to live in the Garda station


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Listowel Girls’ Primary School in festive mood in Main Street

Listowel Library Book Club pose for the camera after our Christmas meal in Fitzgerald’s.

Beautifully decorated windows are everywhere in town this December. These are in The New Kingdom.

These boys took a moment out from their holly selling, so that I could prove to you that the tradition is not dead.

It is still a very busy time for An Post. Claire Sweeney is here delivering mail on Charles St.

Carols at Carrolls. Chris Nolan joined the Listowel Folk Group for my photo yesterday.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, John R.’s distributed a tray of mince pies to the carollers.

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