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Christmas 2017 in Listowel, Polar Express Window Displays

Christmas Windows in Listowel in 2017

Last year we had the Coca Cola trucks. This year the talk of the town is the 

North Pole Express at The Lartigue

In conjunction with the Santa experience the traders have decorated their Christmas windows with a train theme.

Anyone who has ever tried to photograph through glass, will tell you that it is impossible to avoid glare and reflection. I encountered these problems when I ventured down town in the cold and the rain this morning, November 25 2017. You  will see me and my umbrella reflected in the windows in some of the photos.

Below are just a few of the windows. I will bring you more next week as well as some photos from the switching on of the Christmas lights. This year the lights will be switched on by Aidan O’Mahoney. Rumour has it that RTE will be in town.

A gorgeous Christmas tree  with a train running round it is in the antique shop window.

 This lovely monorail is also in the antique shop.

Stack’s The Arcade


 The Arcade

This is the train display in Dress to Impress.

 Dress to Impress


Flavins other window…there is a train running along the floor of the window which is obscured by condensation in my photo.


 The Gentleman Barber

 Train detail in the Gentleman Barber window

The Hair Lounge

Listowel Veterinary Centre

Polar Express decals on Jumbo’s window

 The Little Lilac Studio

The Lingerie Room

 Listowel Travel

There is a lovely Dickensian village scene with Bakery and train in Lynch’s window.

 In The Maid of Erin


 Perfect Pairs

Tae Lane’s display is literally good enough to eat.

Some windows are still a work in progress.

Look out for more next week.

Padre Pio and Santa

I just hit the church as the finishing touches were being put to the new shrine on Dec 15. I was very impressed. It is a beautiful job of master carpentry and all the lovely features of the old confession box have been used. The shrine looked like it could have been there for a hundred years.

This is how the finished product looks. I photographed it on Sunday. I don’t like the marble counter top. I love the statue in its lighted niche. I do wish people had been discouraged from littering the altar with pictures, ornaments, plants and flowers. The votive candles are 50c. each.

The new look confession box is a reconciliation room in the old baptistry, complete with traffic lights.


These are a few pics of some festive local window displays.  Jim Halpin’s doorman has donned some seasonal garb.

Bandsmen named

Once again I apologise to the people who were trying to help me with the names of the band members, by putting them in the comment box. Apparently the trick is to write your comment and sign in as “anonymous’. But you can always email me with a comment. That is what Noreen O’Connell did  and so I have most of the names for you today.

Paul Fitzgerald,  John Slemon,  Bernadette Gleeson,  Ann and Mary Kennelly,  Micheal Carr  Kay Kennelly,  Aine and Collette and Eamonn Dillon,  Gabrielle Mc Grath,  Leona Gaine,   Anne Marie McCarron,  Siobhan Enright,   Kieran O’ Connell,  Sean Murphy,  John Gleeson,  — Daly,  –Mc Carron,  — Maria Keane,  — O’Sullivan

Thank you Noreen. Now I need someone to fill in the blanks.

I saw a few hopeful signs of green shoots of recovery when I was out and about with camera yesterday.

On the window of what used to be Lynch’s shop in The Square, I saw this. It’s great to see someone taking the bit in her teeth and starting up a new venture.

Then I saw this

This is the first car transporter I have seen in town in months. They used to be a regular sight in the good old days.

These workmen paused in the act of putting in the new plate glass window in Listowel Printing Works to glance at the camera.

Halloween in Listowel

Everywhere you look in Listowel there are goblins, ghosts, witches and other halloween fare on display.

When I went out and about in town to do my Halloween photo shoot, I met Jim Halpin who kindly posed with his “doorman”.

The boys school combined the gruesome and the funny in its themed window display.

Below is just a sample of what is to see in the shop windows

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