NEWKD William Street, Listowel
Women in Media 2016
This is the time of year when, under normal circumstances, I would be looking forward to WiM in Ballybunion.
Claire Hickey, Keelin Kissane and Anne Darby in Kilcooley’s in 2016
When this is all over…..
The agony and the ecstasy of lockdown in Mike O’Donnell’s incisive cartoons.
Below is a link to the very best lockdown poem, in my opinion.
Knockanure in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2001
The Road to Recovery
Noel Roche grew up in O’Connell’s Ave., Listowel.
This photograph was taken at a family reunion in 1970. Three of the Roche children died in infancy and this is the clan as it was in 1970. Sadly they have lost a few more siblings since.
Noel gave me the names;
Front left to right. Dolores, Eileen, Peg, Jacqueline, Val and Dolly.
middle l to r; John, Noel, Paddy, Jim, Mike and David.
back l to r; Dick, Eamonn and Tom.
Dolly was the oldest. I’m the youngest
Noel is a recovering alcoholic. He is proud to say that he will be 40 years sober this year. He used poetry as one of the tools to help him through the hard process of rehabilitation. I hope that hearing his story may help others who are struggling at a time that is hard for everyone but especially hard for anyone in the grip of addiction.
A Covid Fact
In China a McDonalds delivery includes temp. check of food preparer, packer and delivery driver.
(Source; Greg McDonough on Listowel Covid 19)