Main Street in March 2023


Teacher Retirements

Photo and caption from The Kerryman

INTO Listowel branch members marking a number of retirements at the Listowel Arms on Friday. Back, from left: Henry Molyneaux and John McAuliffe (Scoil Mhuire de Lourdes, Lixnaw), Richard O’Carroll (Lisselton NS). Middle, from left: Teresa Browne (Dromclough NS), Anne Larkin (Ballybunion NS), Norma O’Carroll (Slieveamhadra NS), Maura Enright (Ballyduff NS). Front, from left: Mary O’Connor (Listowel INTO Branch Secretary), Mary Hennessy (Presentation Primary Listowel), Bernie Sheehy & Catherine McEllistrim, (Scoil Realta na Maidne), Rita Goulding (Slieveamhadra NS), Mary Nolan (Duagh NS), Susan Walsh (Ballyduff NS) , Lily Morris (Ballybunion NS), Breda O’Dwyer (Slievemhadra NS), Dermot O’Connor (Listowel Branch INTO Chairperson). Photo by John Stack


Then and Now


Tony O’Callaghan, Artist

The beautiful copper work of Listowel artist, Tony O’Callaghan has been presented to several Irish presidents and taoisigh.

Erskine Childers 1974


Listowel Actor’s Latest Gig

Shannon Airport’s last advertising campaign features Listowel actor, Seán McGillicuddy.


Memories, Memories

This old cookery book with no colour or illustrations was standard issue in second level schools in the mid 1960s. My copy is in a dreadful state but I keep it because of this.

A laughable “recipe’ for custard made with custard powder in my sister’s beautiful handwriting.

My sister passed away in 1964, aged 15 years.