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Tag: Littor

A Tragedy in The Estuary, A Street Sign and Warring Celebrities

Photo by Éamon ÓMurchú in Mount Usher Gardens


Listowel Pitch and Putt Course

This course is always beautifully maintained. It’s a much appreciated local treasure.


Where the streets have two names

Is Listowel the only town in Ireland where the streets have two names?

The Irish name translates as Upper Ashe Street.

The name in English translates as Sráid an tSéipéil Uachtarach.


More Memories from Tom Linnane of Littor

from Shannonside Annual 1956

More tomorrow


A Fact

(From my Book of the Year 2019/ The world’s weirdest news)

Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page, has a long running dispute with his next door neighbour over, among other things, the allegation that he plays his music too loud.

Who is this neighbour?

Robbie Williams.

What music is he playing too loudly?

Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Pink Floyd according to a letter sent by Page to his local council.

Williams’ representative denied everything.


Old People and Old Ways

Rainbow over Listowel on November 1 2021


Last Week’s Visitors

Three generations


An Unusual Knitting Pattern in last week’s Woman’s Weekly

The mind boggles.


In Athea

This lovely old fireside scene was posted on a site called Vanishing Ireland. This traditional fire is in Batt’s Bar in Athea, Co. Limerick. From firesides long ago I remember the crane and the bastable and kettles . I also remember the bellows you activated by turning a wheel.

Echoes of the past.


Great Memories here for Old Asdee Families

From Shannonside Annual 1§956


From an Old Presentation Secondary School Album

Looks to me like a Parents Council group, since it has parents and teachers in it.


The Man of the Moment has a Listowel Connection

Every newspaper this weekend had copious coverage of rugby player, Jonathan Sexton, who played his 100th international game on November 6 2021.

My photograph is from my Saturday newspaper where Jonathan’s proud godfather, Listowel’s Billy Keane, brought us the man behind the legend.

Jonathan’s Listowel Sexton family travelled in numbers to the match. They and everyone in Listowel are proud of him.


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