Simply the Best
As someone who spends a lot of time photographing Listowel, I can say, without fear of contradiction that it is one of the loveliest towns in Ireland. I have observed the work of Listowel Tidy Towns committee at close quarters and I am in awe at their hard work and perseverance. The town is a credit to them and they can bask in the pride and gratitude we all feel at being declared Ireland’s tidiest small town for 2015.
“After 22 years in the national TidyTowns Competition Listowel is now a clear leader and all in your community
should be very proud of your efforts.”
Above is the final line of the judges’ report.
Just a few photos of our lovely town
On the Saturday of their Gathering weekend the assembled Clounmacon folk took a walking tour of Listowel and then after lunch they gathered in the old school house to relive those far off schooldays. They talked of teachers and pupils, walking to school, school lunches of cocoa and sandwiches, they sat in their old school desks and through rose colored glasses viewed those bygone days.
The gang at the end of their walking tour with Vincent Carmody who was their guide.
More Road Repair Contracts as reported in The Tralee Mercury 1836
APPLICATIONS FOR CONTRACTS AT ANNUAL SALARIES.
1 Maurice Connor and Richard Bunnion, to keep in repair for 7 years 802 perches of the Road from Tralee to the Cashion Ferry and Listowel between the bridge of Moybella and the East bounds of Gowrie contracted for by Michael Grady, securities James Kissane and William Collins at 4d per and by the year for
Michael and Robert Cox to keep in repair for 7 years 1356 perches of the Road from the Cashion Ferry to Ballylongford between the cross of Curraghdarrag and the Church of Ahavallin contracted for by Michael Cox, Securities Robert and Philip Cox at 4d per, and by the year for £22 12s 0d.
3 William Perryman and Thomas James, to keep in repair for 7 years 1302 perches of the road from the Sea at Ballybunnion to Ballylongford between the Chanel of Glonnacore and the cross of Curraghdarrag, contracted for by William Perryman Securities John Lawor and Cornelius Cahill at 4d per and by the year for £21 14s 0d
4 James and Edmond Slack, to keep in repair for 7 years 111 4 perches of the Road from Tralee and the Cashion Ferry to Tarbert between Edmond Stacks house at Litter and Farranstack, contracted to, by James Stack, Securities Patrick M’Elligott and James Flahavan at 4d per and by the year.
5 Timothy Molony and Maurice Connor to keep in repair for 7 years 496 perches of the Road from Tralee and the Cashion Ferry to Ballylongford between Mrs. Tracys house at Gunsboro and Mrs, Forhan’s house at Kilgarvan Contracted to by Maurice Connor Securities Samuel Raymond and William Raymond, at 5d per. and by the year for
6 Thomas Lynch and Denis Harty, to keep in repair for 7 years 1863 perches of the road from Listowel to the sea at Ballybunnion and Kilconlie, between the cross of Moybella and the bridge of Bromore, contracted for by Ambrose Gallivan, Securities Thomas Lynch and Roger Harty at 5.5d per, and by the year for.
7 Garret Stack and Michael Mulvihil, to keep in repair for 7 years 1145 perches of the road from the sea at Ballybunnion to Ballylongford and Tarbert, between the cross of Lahanes and Garret Stack’s house at Tullihinel, contracted for by Michael Kissane, securities Richard Kissane and Thomas Collins at 3d per and by the year for
8 John Fitzmaurice and Thomas Scanlan, to keep in repair for 7 years S44 perches of the road from Tarbert to Abbeyfeale, between the cross of Tarmous and the pipers cross near Newtownsandes, contracted for by John Fitzmaurice, securities Thomas Scanlon and Maurice Walsh at 7d per and by the year for,
9 Thomas Mangan and Daniel Loonie,to keep in repair for 7 years 680 perches of the road from Tralee and the Cashion Ferry to Ballylongford between the cross of Leamsahane, and the west bound of the warren of Beale, contracted for by John Kennelly, securities Thomas O’Connor and Thomas Mangan at 4d per and by the year for.
10 Wm- Connor and John Horgan to keep in repair tor 7 years 1716 perches of the road from Listowel to the sea at Ballybunnion, between the cross of Scortleagh and the bridge of Ballyloughron, contracted for by Wm. Connor, securities George Hewson and Gerald M’Elligott at 9d per and by the year for
11 W m. Brunskill and John Hanlon to keep in repair for 7 years 410 perches of the road from Tarbert to the harbour of Tarbert, between Mrs. Hamilton’s house and Patrick Moore’s house both in Tarbert, contracted for by Wm. Brunskill, securities John Fitzmaurice and John Hanlon at 7d per, and by the year for.
Richard Pope contract 391 perches of road from Tarbert to Abbeyfeale , between John Stacks House, Kealid and Tom Stacks House Kilmeny, half years salary £3-9-2.5d.
Surveyors; Gerard O Callaghan and Darby Conway.
Some of the stunning hats at Ladies day 2015
The lady in the middle is Bríd Hayes who won the prize for best dressed lady. Her hat was from Aoife Hannon. I don’t know the provenance of the other two.
Round Tower revealed
(photo; Bridget O’Connor)
The scaffolding has finally been removed from around Rattoo Round Tower and it is open to the public again.