Aspects of  Listowel Town Square in August 2014


From RTE Archive, 1968

A programme about basketmaking in Connemara

Refuse strike in Dublin 1968


Brave Listowel man in 1942

The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 – 1942) Thursday 8 January 1942

M.B.E. to Catholic Doctor


An Irish Catholic who has distinguished himself in the raids on Britain is Dr. John Joseph McCarthy, of Listowel, Kerry, until recently medical officer of the Islington Mobile United. For his services he has been awarded the M.B.E. When houses were demolished and gas and water mains fractured, Dr. McCarthy, helped by members of a rescue party, repeatedly   entered a gas-filled tunnel made through the debris to attend casualties and give oxygen to a trapped man. As a result, nine lives were saved.


The School around the corner

This week’s Kerryman had an account of the programme and a picture of the participants as they are today;