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Parade of veterans April 30 2016 and a Few More photos from Kennelly at 80

Sunset at Beal, April 2016

Photo: Ita Hannon


Scribes says Goodbye to Abraham Nur

Abraham with his boss and good friend, Namir Karim, on Abraham’s last day in Scribes of Church Street . April 30 2016

Abraham posed for a last photograph with the knitting group on Saturday.

Abraham has been the chef in Scribes for some years now. He is like a second son to Namir who not only gave him a job, but a place to live as well. Abraham’s happy cheerful presence will be sorely missed in Scribes, as well, of course, as his delicious dishes. 

He now moves on to the next phase of his life in The Brehon in Killarney. Best of luck, Abraham.


Veteran’s Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Listowel Military Tattoo 2016

The most solemn and moving part of the Military Weekend for me happens on Saturday with the march down Church Street of the veterans and the placing of commemorative treats at the memorial stone outside St. Johns.


Kennelly at 80

As part of The Seancha√≠ and Listowel Writers’ Week tribute to Brendan Kennelly on the occasion of his 80th birthday, a celebratory concert was held in The Listowel Arms.

Mark Patrick Hedderman

Jimmy Deenihan

Barrett’s from Ballylonford and Ballincollig

Noel O’ Grady   (singing Mo Ghile Mear)

Elizabeth Dunne, Chair of Listowel Writers’ Week (reading Brendan Kennely’s Hope)

Mary Kennelly

Christy Kenneally chilling with Jimmy Deenihan

Veterans’ Parade, Listowel Pitch and Putt, 2007 telethon and crafts and baking at The Kingdom County Fair 2015

Veterans Parade at Listowel Military Tattoo 2015

The leading flag party

 The drums of the Killorglin Pipe Band

Michael Guerin


Band of The Ambulance Service

The excellent M.C. for the ceremony was Damien Stack.

Wreath Laying

A line of wreaths, a moving tribute.

The buzz of the helicopter was heard. Everyone looked up and cheered as the Irish Coast Guard chopper flew round the square, a symbol of modern day heroes who guard our waters.


Listowel Pitch and Putt

The course looks absolutely world class these days.  Take a bow Listowel Pitch and Putt Club


Telethon in Pres 2007

A no uniform telethon fundraiser in Pres. Listowel . Were you there?


Kingdom County Fair 2015

Unless the organizers do something drastic to revive interest in the baking and craft classes at next year’s show, I think it is time to abandon these classes. While there was some lovely work on display, in many classes there was only one or two entrants. To enter was to win even though the product was well short of show standard.


Boxing Star in Town this weekend

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