Friday, 23 March 2018

St. Patrick's Day 2018 in Listowel and a family outing to Ballybunion

Listowel Folk on their way to mass on St. Patrick's Day 2018

 Mary and Joe Hanlon were celebrating 45 years of wedded bliss.


Ballybunion, March 18 2018

Molly was the only one of our little troop with a fur coat in Ballybunion on March 18 2018. The rest of us were as cold as we have ever been in our lives.

Meanwhile Daniel and Majella were playing golf


Music, Poetry and Craic

All roads lead to Ballydonoghue this weekend for their first ever Bardic Festival.

Look what's in store

Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival 2018

Thursday, 22 March 2018

St. Patrick's Day 2018 in Listowel, March 18 in Ballybunion and my "Thoughts" from last week

Some Listowel Folk on their way to mass in St. Mary's on March 17 2018

Tim O'Leary was helping with the church gate collection. He had a few words in Irish for one and all.

Dr. Olive Pierse was resplendent in green.

This beautiful piece was given to her by her husband, Robert on her 80th birthday. I think you'll agree it's beautiful.

You'll recognise lots of local people here, all very kindly allowing me to preserve memories of this day for future generations.


On the Wild Atlantic Way

On March 18 2018, we wrapped up well and headed for the beach.

Mario had been out since early morning working on a very important commission.

Looks like Daniel and Majella are taking in Ballybunion on their road trip. They were grand marshalls at the parade in Millstreet and they came on to Kerry afterwards. I didn't stick around to greet them.

The weather was freezing cold and there was scarcely a soul on the beach.

As you can imagine, Molly loved having the place to herself.

Not a living soul in sight.


Just a Thought

Last week it was my privilege to give the Just a Thought reflection each day on Radio Kerry.
If you would like to listen to the reflections they are online for another week.

Just a Thought