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Tag: Taelane Store

Ballybunion, Listowel Writers week 2018 and shopfronts

Nuns’ Beach, Ballybunion May 2019


Friends of the Pollinators

In Ballybunion


Listowel Writers’ Week 2018

Opening Night 2019 is on Wednesday May 29 in The Listowel Arms. We had a great time last year. Here are a few photos to remind you.



Can anyone tell me where this is and why is it called Moneycashen?


Oh Dear!

Listowel shopfronts are some of the finest in the land. Country towns are losing out to plastic signs and chain store shop fronts. Listowel stood out with its beautiful Pat McAuliffe plasterwork, its stunning paintwork and beautiful woodwork and mosaic…. I greatly fear that we are losing this unique feature.



J.J. Galvin beautiful mosaic and woodwork shopfront.

The Taelane Store, understated elegance.

Autumn in the Cows’ Lawn, Then and Now and Listowel people in Lough Derg in 1954

” The Trees are in their autumn beauty.

The woodland paths are dry.”

All photos taken in the Town Park, Listowel in October 2014.


Time and tide wait for no man

Is there a message for our times in the replacement of a bank by a betting shop?


Another look inside Michael Kennelly’s album 

Michael’s caption on this group of photographs is  “Lough Derg Trip 1954”.


Listowel Properties getting a facelift

Allied Irish Bank


Listowel Girls Night Out 2007

(photo credit: Mike the Pies on Facebook)

Front: Marie Kelly, Jackie Roche, Aine Sloan, Eileen Roche

Back: Matilda Sweeney, Kitty Behan, Mary O Connor, Mag McDonagh, Hannah Sweeney, Phil O Connell, Dolores O Connor,Marilyn Kelly and Kay Downey

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