Listowel Town Square in Summer 2019
Liam O’Connor at Writers’ Week 2019
Liam O’Connor is the very definition of a virtuoso musician and he brought his A game to Listowel on Opening Night 2019. He had the audience in the palm of his hand as he ‘worked the room” and set the scene for a great night.
Liam had many many fans in the audience. I took photos of a few of them.
Liam grew up not far from me in North Cork and he cut his teeth playing with his father in the family band. It was lovely to see Liam following in his late dad’s footsteps as he was joined on the stage by his daughter and son.
Some More People snapped on May 29 2019
Calling all Harnetts
Carina Prendeville is currently working on their magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
A full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join. Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn. Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing. Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry.
The event is open to everybody.
North Kerry Chocolate…Brona
I have met these chocolatiers at several fairs. Here is their story.
Brona Chocolate is produced on the banks of the river Feale in North Kerry which is in the beautiful south-west corner of Ireland. We are a family-run artisan chocolate producer dedicated to producing the highest quality chocolate products from the best available ingredients.
My wife Noreen and our three highly skilled team of tasters Tadhg, Harry and Brona, after whom the business is named, all help out. We use as much local produce and as many local suppliers as possible.
The idea for Brona Chocolate initiated from running our shop, Mr Duffy’s Traditional Sweetshop in Tralee. Though we were stocking Irish chocolate (and there are many brilliant Irish chocolatiers) we felt that nobody was producing a large range of bars such as we were having to import from the UK and Europe. So began an incredible journey into research and training.
Little did I know that chocolate is the most complex compound known to science with over 1500 identified flavour components (compared to 500 in wine).
When they were students together at UCC and for their 50 years of happy marriage, Anne and Jimmy Moloney were inseparable. Sadly they passed away less than a year apart.
I took this photo at Writers Week in 2013
Guím leaba i measc na naomh dóibh beirt, mo chairde agus mo chomarsanna.