On Thursday Dec. 20th I met Noreen and Rosarie doing their Christmas shopping.

 Griffin’s door: perfect!

Listowel Arms’ welcoming fire

 Listowel Arms’ tree

I popped in to the Friday Market just in time to snap Anne Moloney being presented with her prize in the traders’ raffle. Presenting Anne with her hamper is Maurice Hannon. Also in the picture are Jimmy Moloney and Ella O’Sullivan.

While I was there I took a few more photos of the stalls.

 Mulled wine and reindeer food were on offer here.

This knitwear stall was being run by a camera-shy nun who told me that her (very pricey) knitwear was being sold for charity.


Below is the cover of the December issue of Munster’s newest glossy magazine.

Listowel is well featured in this publication.

This article describes the work of the new Love Listowel organization set up to promote the town.

Aoife Hannon, our very own haute couture milliner is featured.

Danny Russell gives us an account of a typical day in his busy life. 

I spotted this rose blooming on a wall in a back lane on Dec. 21.


Good news from Kerry Radio

Kerry Parents & Friends have
won the fight against Government plans to cut its funding by 5%.

The organisation joined forces
with the Federation of Voluntary Bodies in successfully campaigning for the
cutback to be reduced to point three percent (0.3%).
 According to the
association, which  works with people with an intellectual disability, and
supports their families, its funding has been cut by over €1m over the past
four years.


The fireworks display is here: