Garden of Europe July 2023
Writers’ Week 1974
This is a long shot but worth having a go.
Wolfgang Mertens kept the list of participants who attended Bryan MacMahon’s short story writing workshop at Writers Week 1974.
Does anyone know any one on this list? I’d love to hear any memories or stories from that time.
Short Story Workshop, Writers’ Week, Listowel 1974
Director; Bryan MacMahon
Mrs. Peggy Walsh, Mrs Eileen Fitzgibbon, Miss Oonagh O’Shea
Mrs. Eileen Kissane, Lisselton, Co. Kerry
Mr. M.F. OHolohan, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin
Mr. Tim Cronin, Roscommon
Mrs. Sheila Gleeson, Limerick
Mr. Thomas Gormley, Foxrock, Dublin
Mr. John Phelan, Fountainstown, Co. Cork
Miss Nora O’Sullivan, Brighton, England
Mr. J.J. King, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Miss Mary O’Sullivan, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin
Mrs. Joan McEvoy, Kiliney, Co. Dublin
Mr. Patrick W. Smyth, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Mrs Anita Mertens, West Germany
Mr. Wolfgang Mertens, West Germany
Mrs. Madeleine J. Beckett, Dundreum, Dublin
Mr. Walter Hayes, Droghedas Co. Louth
Mrs. M. Coffey, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Mrs. Susan Poole McGraw, New York
Listowel Fuchsia Centre
Some more photos from the official opening of the Fuchsia Centre on Friday July 7 2023.
Brenda O’Halloran with local ladies including Mary Pierse, Marie Moriarty and Beatrice Hayes
Denis O’Rourke and Robert Bunyan
John Kelliher and Church of Ireland Canon Joe Hardy
Helen Moylan and Mike Laffan
Robert and Olive Pierse
Micheál Martin, Norma Foley, Tom Pierse and Mike Kennelly
Helen Moylan, Mary Lynch and Mary Cogan
A Dog and a Photograph
Upper William Street on July 8 2023
Listowel Tidy Towns have planted a beautiful display of flowers atop this wall.
Look at Molly doing everything to get in the picture.
A Date for the Diary
The word mortgage comes from the French. It means death contract.