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Tag: Noreen Buckley


On Church St.


Remembering Past Writers’ Weeks

This is a lovely photo from a few years ago of Writers Week stalwarts, Billy Keane, Noreen Buckley, Nora Relihan and Mike Lynch.

Writers’ Week 2022 will run from June 1 to June 5 2022


Another Dan Keane Limerick


Rural Electrification

This is the book I am currently reading. It is a beautifully written story based in Co. Clare.

I grew up listening to stories of The Shannon Scheme and the coming of the electric light, so the neighbourhood depicted in the book is not as alien to me as it probably is to most of today’s readers.

Then in my trawl through my stash old old school magazines I found this apt essay,


Ard Churam needs your help

Fundraising is central to both sustaining and growing the facilities and services on offer within Ard Chúram. As a beneficiary we have been afforded a wonderful opportunity to raise capital as we strive to pay for our purpose build facilities which represent a haven of support for our clients, their families and their carers.

It is for that reason we are seeking your support; we are asking you to choose Ard Chúram Dementia Centre as your designated charity and pedal it out for us on Saturday, July 2nd. 

If you can help you’ll find al the details on the Ard Churam Facebook page.


Absolutely the last photos from Opening Night LWW2015, Eileen Moylan makes a chain of office and an ace photographer in North Cork

Billy Keane and Michael Lynch with the two great women who started it all, Noreen Buckley and Nora Relihan arriving together for opening night, Listowel Writers’ Week 2015

I have to go back on my word of yesterday. Didn’t I discover another few photos from Opening Night lurking in a folder.

There were some famous people there too!


Listowel Silversmith does us proud

Eileen Moylan was chosen to design and make a chain of office for the mayor of South and West Kerry. She sent me some photos taken in her workshop as she worked on the piece.


Still going strong

Jim McSweeney took these photos of a man turning silage with a 1972 Ford 7000 on June 9 2015

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