Monday, 22 September 2014

All Ireland football champions 2014, Ladies Day and Class of '94

All Ireland Champions

Against the odds, they did it.


Ladies Day 2014

Here is a taste of some of the style on Ladies at Listowel Races 2014


Pres. Class of 1994

The ladies who made up the Leaving Cert. class in Pres. Listowel in 1994 reunited in The Listowel Arms to relive old times. It was a great night, a credit to all on the organizing committee.

One of the class, Diane Canty made this lovely cake. It tasted as good as it looked.

Una Buckley made the cupcakes decorated with the school crest.

Memories of West Side Story, the musical were relived as well as basketball matches, lunchtime clubs, the debs and much more.
Girls who were part of the class and who have passed away were also remembered.

I met up with my old principal and teaching colleagues, Sr. Consolata, Geraldine O'Connor, Bridget O'Connor and Anne Dillon.


Roly Chute

Busy man, Roly on Church St.


Croke Park 1929     Source; Irish Archeology

Friday, 19 September 2014

Harvest Festival Races 2014 and countdown to an All Ireland Final

Harvest Festival 2014

Some photos from Wednesday September 17 2014, on the Island

 A record crowd of over 27,000 attended. The weather was balmy. Temperatures reached 23degrees as Listowel basked in its 15th. day without rain, heading for the driest September on record. The familiar breeze which whips up from the river is absent this year so conditions for the punters are ideal.

Gone are the days when a row of parked helicopters graced the area behind the carpark….only 2 on Wednesday.

These ladies were fundraising for a Ballybunion Preschool Facility.

 Eleanor and family were picking winners.

 Miriam Kiely, home for the Races, was enjoying the sunshine with her friends,e Mary Sobieralski and Joan Kennelly.

These proud grandparents were introduction their twins to their second visit to Listowel Races. Here they are taking a nap before getting down to business.

The Fitzgerald brothers studying form.

Fergus O'Connor and his wife took the day off to return to Fergus' roots.

Dan and Maureen Hartnett enjoying the sunshine and the racing.

The Nolans came to the races to meet up with friends and enjoy the conviviality of the occasion.


Lower William St. en fete

Stab 3 cards, win a prize

Hook a Duck

Kiddy Ride

Big Wheel

Baby roller coaster

Mini Big Wheel

Another stomach churning ride


Music Bridges The Generation Gap

This lovely photograph is from Kerry Comhaltas webpage. It was taken in Listowel at an open day in The Seanchaí in September 2014.


Garda station has got a face lift


Photos from Ladies' Day 2014 next week
Meanwhile there is the little matter of an All Ireland Final….

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Listowel Races, The Kerry National 2014, The Market and The Island

Katie's Day

Katie Walsh is the first female rider to win The Kerry National.  Here she is in the parade ring after winning yesterday on Your Busy.
The horse is owned and trained by James Nash, formerly of Askeaton, Co. Limerick. It was a big win for both Nash and Walsh in a field of high calibre horses.

James Nash with his parents and the winning owner's trophy.


Racing for the line with lovely Listowel in the background.

Race cards are now €3

 The action in the parade ring

Young and old love the races.

Its a chance to meet up with old friends

 Bookies have got very glamorous.

Picking winners

Familiar Faces at Killarney Library Event

Killarney Library celebrated Eamon Kelly, the Seanchaí.


Images from The Market


There's a Lot More to Come from these two

Cadbury's ad. with Dunphy and Giles "dancing" is a gem.


Star is gonna shake,shake, shake them off

I bet the pupils of Moyderwell Mercy N.S. had great fun making this one;