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Tag: North Kerry Eagles

The Virgin Rock, Special Olympics and Duagh Sports complex

Mike Enright is a Ballybunion fisherman who is constantly on the water. He brings his mobile phone and just snaps whatever catches his eye. Some of his photos were reposted on the Radio Kerry website. The photos were so good that a “real” photographer saw them and just had to come to Ballybunion to photograph these sights for himself. Mike is becoming a one man tourist industry.

The special Olympics qualifiers held in UL  was a very successful time for North Kerry Eagles. They won eleven medals in all and Listowel gave them a big bualadh box and a parade through the town to welcome them home.

I took some photos at the parade on Wednesday June 18 2014.


Duagh Sports Centre

Nearly there!  (Photo Duagh Sports Complex via Facebook)


Listowel, where it is easier to write than not to write  (John B. Keane)

Eagles bikers, Rathea , Animo TV and Tadhg Kennelly

This is me, your blogger, with Tadhg Kennelly, Doireann O’Hara, Ronan O’Donoghue and the crew from Animo TV. They are in town to make an episode of The Gathering. Tadhg will be the star of the show and yours truly got to play a small part. If they eventually use my bit, you can see me on the small screen on Oct. 23. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again.

Working with Tadgh and the gang proved to be a very enjoyable experience. You would not believe the amount of work that goes into a half hour television programme!

While he was in the house, Tadhg posed for a photo with his old teacher.


North Kerry Eagles  held their annual bike rally fundraiser on Saturday.  I took these photos of the bikers congregating at The New Kingdom. The weather was kind to them so I hope they had a great day and made lots of money.


When I was on my trip to Lyreacrompane last week I came home via Rathea and I took a few photos of the lovely countryside around me.

 Cows happily graze in the lea of the windmills

A lovely marian grotto at a fork in the road

The beautifully located Rathea church nestled into a little valley.


Some more flowers and herbs

Now 2 photographs of  people who maintain the lovely public displays which enhance our town

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