On Tuesday last Lorna from IARC, http://irisharc.org/ gave a very interesting workshop to visitors and others at the WoW. I popped in at break time and took a few photos.

The event took place in St. Johns. Joe was on hand to make the tea and serve the buns.

Next up after the break was Vincent with his slide show of old Listowel.


This is what remains of the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell


The following letter was published in a Limerick newspaper in 1876:


Good news

Story by John Riordan

An unnamed Irish company has stepped into help the documentary maker brother of Joanne O’Riordan complete the project dedicated her courageous battle against a rare condition known as Total Amelia.

O’Riordan, who spoke at a UN conference about the condition last year, was born without limbs.

Production on “No Limbs, No Limits” was stopped last month when the Irish Film Board announced a cut in funding, leading to director Steven O’Riordan’s plea for help from the business community.

A statement released on Tuesday evening quoted Steven as saying: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce that an Irish company who for now want to remain private have expressed the view that they would like to donate just over €40,000 to get Joanne’s documentary ‘No Limbs No Limits’ up and running.”

A bank account has also been opened in order to raise the rest of the €100,000 required to complete production. Public donations will be rewarded by tickets for screenings.

Steven O’ Riordan, Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Millstreet, Co. Cork, Ireland Sort Code: 905803 Account Number 10686261

This promo for the film is the most moving and uplifting thing I have seen in a long time.



This was  Bray during Katie Taylor’s match yesterday