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Tag: Maria Goretti

Teen SpiriT, air raid shelter and old Boro photo

Teen SpiriT coming to Listowel

photographs of Teen SpriT in rehearsal by Mary Fagan

Listowel is the focal point for teenagers from all over North Kerry for the latest Teen SpiriT gathering.

North Kerry has its own Teen SpiriT Concert scheduled for 

Wednesday March 20th at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. 

Over 30 young people are gathering weekly in St Patricks Hall from secondary schools all over North Kerry to sing and dance a mixture of good modern music and songs of praise. 

Teen SpiriT began in Killarney with Noel O Sullivan and his team and this team has travelled to Listowel to get the North Kerry Teen SpiriT group off the ground.

 Mark the date into your diary as this concert is not to be missed! 


This is a good story. It has a long lost letter and a Kerry footballing great in it.,b=facebook


Goats in a charity shop

 This photo in The Journal provoked some very good captions, e.g.

Shopping with my Nanny.

They have nothing in my size.

You can’t take the kids anywhere.

Those leaves look tasty.

There’s a goat in the shop? You got to be kidding!


These photos from Bord na Mona Heartland highlight the perils of taking machinery onto boggy land.


This artefact, a letter from 1940, confirms that there were air raid shelters under shops in Dublin during WW2.


The victorious Boro team of 1970

Back: J. Croghan, D. O’Connor, V. Carmody, T. Kennelly. G. Kiernan,M. Noriarty, M. Brennan, S. O’Donovan, D. Stack and E. O’Connor


J. Hartnett, P. Horgan, R. O’Connor, T. Dalton, P. Moloney, M. O’Connor and B. Kenny

The young boys are K. Carmody, M. Dalton and S. McAuliffe

(This photo was printed in The Advertiser)


Another episode in the story that will not go away

From Julia Galvin:


 Here’s  something that I must add to further endorse my belief that it is indeed Maria Goretti and not a ‘post 1961 Rebranded’ Philomena! Philomena is depicted with Not only the ‘Palm of Martyrdom’ but also with a Whip, arrows and anchor plus a wreath of flowers in her hair.
The similar ‘back story’  may have easily lead to the confusion…! Needless to say I bet young Phil and Maria G are great old buddies in the ‘next world’ .”

Credit Union party, Fermoy’s first car and human shamrock

Listowel Credit Union at 40

Listowel Credit Union know how to throw a party. 

The hard working Committee were in celebratory mood . The sleeves were rolled up and all the stops were pulled out to make sure that we all had a good time.

Mike Sheehy and John Stack were among the guests.

There was face painting, piggy banks and pencil cases for the children.

Catering was done by John R.’s and there was a mouth watering array of goodies on offer.

Here’s to the next 40 years!


Modern farming methods

This is a calfeteria.


This was Fermoy, Co. Cork’s first car. Looks like these boyos used old prams and bikes to fashion their  unique machine.


In Blackrock in Co. Dublin on Thursday, 800 students from Blackrock College attempted to set a record for the most people in a human shamrock.


Here we go again!

I thought we had this one sorted until Julia Galvin threw a spanner in the works. Julia remembers being told at school that this martyr was Maria Goretti. The two saints have similar stories, each being martyred young while trying to defend their purity. I googled Maria Goretti and the images are certainly similar. Anyone else want to have your say?

Maria Goretti


A recent lecture in St. John’s by Rev. Bob Fyffes addressed the topic of Brokenness. Jer was there and he sent us this video. People I spoke to who were there were very impressed by this man.


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