The lady on the left is Babe Jo Wilmot who was a well known character in Listowel in 1950s onwards. Here she is in Ballybunion with 2 friends.

Here she is again much later when she had become Babe Jo Collins. She is pictured during Writrers’ Week, which was founded by her more famous brother, Seamus Wilmot, registrar of  UCC. With her are Eamon Keane and Frank Lewis.


For a short time in the 1980’s when Cork was on the crest of a wave, Corkmen exiled in Kerry at the time decided to form a Kerry Corkmen’s Association.  It looks like Cork had won a lot of the GAA silverware that year so quiz buffs will be able to date it. The people I know in the photo are Gabriel McCarthy, Martin McCarthy, Fr. Jack Fitzgerald, Paddy Guiney and Eddie Moylan. Some of the other faces look familiar but no name will come to me. Sorry lads!