1916 Memorial garden and The Dandy Lodge in Listowel’s Town Park in August 2019


One Corner of Town is looking Brighter


I’m loving this book. As well as myths and legends it has lots of true stories in the best traditions of folklore. It has the story of Gortaglanna, of the evacuation of The Blasket Islands, Roger Casement and plenty more. I see that one of the authors is due at The Storytelling and Folklore Festival taking place at The Kerry Writers Museum this weekend. Luke Eastwood will be in Kerry Writers’ Museum tonight, Friday September 6 2019 at 8.00.


Thinking of Coming Home

Safe Home Ireland

Safe Home Ireland is an emigrant support service. We provide advice, information and housing assistance to people who are thinking of returning or moving to Ireland.

I know many Irish emigrants in the UK are worried about where they stand after Brexit. This is a good website to visit even if you intend staying in Britain.


Couture Support

Aoife Hannon has a lovely pop up shop in Galvin’s these days. Here she shoes her support for the footballers.


Poor Molly

Molly has been to the groomers and she got a right basser. I hardly recognised my old friend when I met her in Cork recently


Listowel in Races Prep Mode