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Tag: Windows of Wonder

Some forthcoming events, success stories and a few scenes from the October Horsefair 2013

Anything good on?

The parish mission will run from next Saturday, October 12 2013 until the following Friday.

 Saturday evening is family evening and the mission will open at 7.00 p.m. with a blessing of families.

After the mission at 8.00 p.m. why not come along to The Arms for a great session of Words and Music.

Newsflash:Jason O’Mahony’s adaptation of the Bryan Mac Mahon short story, Windows of Wonder has won  the award for Best Short film at the Dublin Underground Film Festival.

The film will be shown in The Classic Cinema Listowel on October 17 at 8.00 p.m.


Success Comes in Threes

Best of luck to Tara  Downes from Listowel who has reached the final of Kerry’s Got Talent.

Tara is pictured here with the judges.

Congratulations are due to Damien Stack and everyone involved with organising the Stack Clan Gathering 2013. Their reunion has been nominated for a Gathering award.

Congratulations to everyone who received an award at the Tidy Town awards ceremony.


People at the Fair


Mary Sobieralski accompanied her son Mark and his friends to Listowel Races.

Windows of Wonder; Words and Music; Michael Collins and Ladies Day 2013

Two Dates for the diary

This is actress, Florence Gabriel who plays teacher, Cathy MacMahon in a film of the great Bryan MacMahon story “The Windows of Wonder”

The Listowel premiere of the film will be screened in The Classic Cinema, Listowel on Thursday October 17 at 8.00p.m. The story is a lovely one and the film promises to be a faithful adaptation.

Preview here;

On the previous Saturday, Writers Week are holding what promises to be a great “Listowel Night”

Tickets for this one off gig are available from any Writers’ Week member or from the WW office in the basement of The Seancha√≠.


This is Michael Collins’ bicycle. Jer. photographed it on show during the recent Ploughing Championships. For those interested in such things is a 1919 Rudge Whitworth deluxe double bar.

This is Michael Collins addressing a rally without any amplification except the human voice. It must have been all the cycling that gave him the lung power to be heard by all of these.


Still some more from Ladies Day at Listowel Races 2013


And the Listowel Connection?

 Kieran O’Connor, Listowel and New York in the centre of the picture with the cup and some team mates on the Kerry New York Senior Gaelic football team after their great win in  the New York Senior Championship 2013.

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