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Sr. Consolata Interview Concluded

Ballybunion

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More Second Floor Embellishments

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Sr. Consolata Interview concluded

This is the last part of the interview with Sr. Consolata Bracken, published in the Pres. Secondary School Yearbook 2009. Listowel is very lucky to have this extraordinary lady. I wish her many more years of ministry among us.

Photographs for this article were taken by John Stack.

With SVP volunteer, Eileen O’Sullivan in the SVP shop.

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Gone

I noticed that on William Street all sign that the EBS was ever there is already gone.

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Grandaughters

In Cork I beat Cora, the champion of Rummikub,

It wasn’t all fun and games. We did homework too, with a little help from Molly Madra.

My youngest grandchild, Aoife enjoying an outing with her grandmother and godmother.

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Looking for a Book Recommendation?

Here is the short list for the big prize. I loved, loved, loved Claire Keegan’s Small Things Like These.

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Looking back and Looking Forward

Listowel Town Square, March 2022

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Look Up!

William Street above shopfront level

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Pres. Yearbook 2009, the Sr. Consolata interview

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Sr. Consolate with some of the parish choir. R.I. P Anne Marie

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Faces in the Parade on March 17 2022

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First News of Reimagining Listowel Town Square

We have some very exciting news to share here at Brendan Mahony Butchers🍦🍦We will be selling soft serve Angilito ice cream cones, all minerals and chocolate and more for Summer months☀️☀️ from our specially designed window hatch at the front of the shop. Any customers for ice cream won’t need to enter our shop just come to the hatch outside. I think it will be a fantastic addition to the square, plenty of seating right outside the door. Our new venture is called the Square Cone. And 1 last thing on opening day which hopefully will be the start of May, free cones to everyone on the day.

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A Photo and Caption from WLR Fm

What a sight this is Séamus Power, Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry all on course before a 4-ball session at Augusta.

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Emigration in 1946

In Main Street

Taken a few years ago

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Sr. Consolata’s Memories of life in Pres. Listowel (continued)

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More Photos from 2022 Parade

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Bord Gháis Theatre

Pre -concert photo by Éamon ÓMurchú

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Piece of Family History

John Anthony Hegarty found this interesting piece of his family’s history.

He writes; My Mother Mary Kennelly (Hegarty), her sister Eileen Kennelly (Sr.Mary Angela) from Pallas, began from St.Michael Convent Newmarket -On -Fergus to Ville De Matel. Many others from Listowel lived there.

This is a record came across , 3 sisters made trip via SNN-LON-JFK to Houston County, Texas.
Eileen Kennelly was 22 from Pallas with  Mary M Clancy 20 BallyCashel, accompanied by St.Mary Cahill 48, Shanagolden .

Trained to be teacher, later returned to Mercy Convent Trim. Later she left nuns, and married Terence O’ Conor. She was teaching in a few places finally to Oughterard,Co.Galway. She is buried inBohermore Cemetery Galway City.
Regards 
John-Anthony Hegarty 

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The Cycle Path on Bridge Road is done

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Convent life Remembered

Through an eye of the Big Bridge in March 2022

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Sr. Consolata Remembers her early Days in Listowel

From an interview in Pres. School Yearbook 2009

(to be continued)

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More from St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Lovely Pres. girls enjoying the parade

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Family outing in Malahide

Photo: Éamon ÓMurchú

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The Square in Late March 2022

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Census 2022

Sunday is Census evening. Dave O’Sullivan found a few tibits to get us in the mood for recording for posterity

1911

According to 2016 CSO figures the population of Listowel is 4,820.

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Sr. Consolata’s Memories Continued

Kerry Writers Museum, March 2022

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Welcoming New Pupils

I took this photograph from Scoil Realta na Maidine’s Facebooks page. In it Mr. Quirke, Principal, is welcoming two new pupils whose last school was in Ukraine.

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Sr. Consolata in her own words

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2022

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Ballybunion Seats

I was in Ballybunion at the holiday weekend and I noticed a few new seats. These seats are a lovely way to commemorate people who loved Ballybunion.

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