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Awards and Accolades

in Lullymore Photo: Éamon ÓMurchú


Listowel Clean Sweep

Our fellow Kerrymen in the Kerrymen’s Association in Dublin held a great award night recently to honour the recipients of their Laochra Chiarraí awards. These presentations had been held over due to Covid.

My photos of the Tidy Towns window show Dr. Patricia Sheahan who was named Kerry Person of the Year and Listowel Tidy Towns who got the Community Group Award. Well deserved recognition for all of these people.


A Catholic Glossary

People of my vintage will be familiar with these terms. Non Catholics and even younger Catholics will scratch their heads.

The list was published in the paper to accompany a review of Mary Kenny’s new book.

I hope you can enlarge it to read it.


A lovely restoration job

This makeover on William Street is superbly suitable for a Heritage Town. Everyone involved, take a well deserved bow!


Walk for the Hospice

The walk in Camp in aid of the hospice and in honour of the late Betty McGrath was held in glorious sunshine. I found these photos on Facebook.


Out with the old; in with the new

Our lovely new shiny parking meters are installed. They accept coins and cards.


A Fact

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.


Last of the photos from my Book Launch, The Square, Some Shops Closing and an Exhibition in St. John’s

Lower Courthouse Road

The Square Listowel, January 2020

Two car charging locations in Listowel Town Square in January 2020

Both of these shops, the sweet shop and the wool shop are closing soon.


The last of The Photos from the Book launch of A Minute of Your Time

Eamon Dillon

Eddie Moylan and Paddy McElligott

Eibhlín Pierse

Eileen Moylan

Eileen O’Sullivan

Eileen O’Sullivan

Eilish Wren

Elaine and John Kinsella

Proud Nana with all of my grandchildren


Kerry Person of the Year 2020

Photo and text from Tralee Today

THE Kerry Association in Dublin’s Kerry Person of the Year has been announced as Dr Patricia Sheahan.

Listowel native Dr Sheahan, is Head of Palliative Care at University Hospital Kerry, has been central to the development of palliative care services in the county. She will receive her award in March.

The Laochra Chiarraí award has also been announced as Listowel Tidy Towns for their enormous success and community efforts over the past number of years. The announcements were made on Radio Kerry this morning.

The Kerry Person of the Year award, now in its 41st year, recognises an individual who has shown leadership, brought honour to the county, and performed services for the county to such an extent that could be described as being beyond the norm of everyday life.

The awards will be presented at the Association’s annual Oiche Chiarraí which will be held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel on Saturday, March 28.


Exhibition Launch at St. John’s

The setting was the charming St. John’s Arts Centre Listowel.

The day was Feb 1 2020, the first day of Spring in the old Irish calendar.

The music was Woodbrook, played for us by the very talented Ellen Egan.

The artist was poet, Mary Lavery Carrig whose marvellous exhibition marries ancient Irish script with images of birds and trees.

Old Gaeilge was an oral language and people used visual images or prompts to remember the letters, so each letter corresponds to a bird or a tree.

In the old days Japanese poets and artists used minimal lines and sketches.

Mary Lavery Carrig has created a new art form in this tradition, combining her haiku poems with images of birds and foliage.

You’ll have to go along to St. John’s to see for yourself. All the pictures are framed for sale and are very reasonably priced.

If you want to learn more about this fascinating art form, visit Mary’s website

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