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Tag: Erskine Childers

Christmas Knitting, Hurleys of Convent St. and Briquettes for Aras an Uachtaráin

Storm Barney deposited some sand

This photo from Ballybunion Tidy Towns shows sand washed up on the beach by the recent stormy weather.


Christmas Knitting in Craftshop na Méar


Hurleys of Convent Street

This picture of Convent Street was shared by Patrick J. OShea of Cork. It shows the house where his grandmother lived in Convent Street, Listowel. The Hurley family later moved to O’Connell’s Avenue.

Below is a photo of Patrick’s mother and her two sisters;

Angela, Phil and Nuala Hurley

Patrick, on the far right, posted this photo on Facebook when he was in Ballybunion to do a gig last summer.


Winter Fuel in 1973

This photo from Bord na Mona Heartland  was taken at Aras an Uachtaráin in November 1973. It shows Bord na Mona lorries delivering briquettes to the Aras. The president at the time was Erskine Childers.

November list, Cycling in Tralee in the 1920s and Erskine Childers

November, the month of remembrance of all our dead

St. Michael’s Graveyard, Listowel
November altar at St. Mary’s, Listowel

This list is displayed in the church during November. It has the names of all the people of the parish who died during this past year. May they rest in peace!

Don’t forget Friday, November 28 is the day of the mass of remembrance 

7.00 p.m. in the parish church


Chance Meeting

Tuesday morning at the parish office


The below two photos are from a great site for old Tralee memorabilia;

Historical Tralee and surrounding areas

 Outside Caball’s Shop in Lr. Rock St., 1929, Moss Moriarty, Jack Connor, Arthur Caball (1877-1939), Jimmy Caball (1915-2009)

One of the first Tralee Cycling teams. They are pictured in the Sportsfield Tralee

 on Sunday 6 May 1899.


From the RTE archive

Lovely photo of the late Erskine Childers after whom Listowel Town Park is named.


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