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Elizabelle, Jazzy Halloween in Cork, Table to Tidy Towns and The North Pole express 2018

St. John’s from the grounds of The Seanchaí


Stylish Shop at Halloween


Thought for the Emigrants


Christmas Comes Early to Cork

Brown Thomas on Patrick Street, Cork, skipped right over Halloween and went straight to Christmas. I took this photo on October 26th 2018. 

Meanwhile on the street the Jazz Festival Halloween Parade was getting started.


Sowing the seeds of Tidy Town Success.

Before there was a Listowel Tidy Towns Committee there was TABLE.

This picture from 1994 shows Ned O’Sullivan, chairman of TABLE planting a tree in Feale Drive. He is watched by JoanMcCarthy, John O’Keeffe, Bill Walsh, Michael O’Connor, Krystal and Jackie Stack, Ann Sloan, Christy Hartnett and Eileen Worts.

TABLE was established in 1992. It was the Listowel Tidy Town Committee in all but name. It’s first work was flower baskets and tree planting and the encouragement of everyone to get behind the movement to promote  Listowel and to do well in the then Bord Fáilte Tidy Town competition.

The officers of TABLE in 1994 were Ned O’Sullivan, Cathal Fitzgerald, Mary Hanlon, Anne Hartnett, Sr. Kathleen and Louis O’Connell.

( Information and photo from Kerryman Christmas supplement December 1994.The photograph was taken by Brendan Landy)


Planning Ahead?

You will need to book if you plan on taking the páistí to this.


Moyvane in Mourning

DEATH took place of David Stack, Keylod, Moyvane, on 27th October 2018 peacefully at the University Hospital, Kerry. Beloved brother of the late Tommy. Deeply regretted by his loving parents Michael & Mary, brother Daniel, grandparents, uncles, aunts, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing Tuesday October 30th from 5pm to 7pm at his home. Requiem Mass for David was celebrated by Fr. Kevin, assisted by Fr. Brendan on Wednesday in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. In the choir were Mary and Selena Mulvihill and Laura Stack.

More from LWW 2018 Opening Night, Nourish by Nature and chess in The Square

A beautiful stylish shop in Church Street, Listowel; beautiful shop full of beautiful things.


Some More People Arriving for Listowel Writers Week Opening Night 2018


There were old friends, Fr. Anthony Gaughan and Niall Stack reunited, the Dillon family of Chursh Street out in force to celebrate a win and there was dancing in the streets.

This upbeat couple had come all the way from the U.S. and they were happy to dance for the camera.


Nourish by Nature

I left you yesterday after our starter course on our night out in Sid and Angela Sheehan’s Nourish by Nature cookery school.

The evening of our dinner coincided with the start of our warm spell so it was part of the pleasure of the experience to go outdoors between courses and commune with the family’s hens and goats.

Back indoors we enjoyed some absolutely delicious food, prepared and cooked while we watched.

Alice and Carmel enjoying the night.

One word….yum!

One for everyone in the audience.

Sid preparing our dessert selection.

Mouthwatering delicious dessert medley.

This is a super night out to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion. Or just do as we did and gather up a few friends and  give yourselves a treat.


Chess Mates

These young men, who are students in the nearby Butler Centre were playing a game of chess in the sunshine in Listowel Town Square on Friday June 8 2018.

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