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Saturday, 22 October 2011
Answers to our quiz,
(1) What family occupied the Central Hotel before the Galvin’s?
(A) The Potter family, who the Galvins married into.
(A) The original painting is on view at the Urban Council Office, or anyone with
Listowel and its Vicinity, the colour plate is between pages, 256 and 257.
(3) There were two hotels in Listowel, known as Commercial, where were they?
(not the Listowel Arms)
(A) (1) in 1867, James Collopy had a Commercial Hotel in The Square, where
Jimmy Deenihan has his office.
(2) O’Connor’s Commercial Hotel was in Market Street, where Pierces had
their veterinary practice.
(4) There was also a commercial club, where? Who was the secretary?
(A) Where ‘Footprints’ is now in Main Street, John Cahill was secretary.
(5) James Butler was a watch and clock repairer, where did he live?
(A) He lived and worked at 23 Upper William Street.
(6) Where did the Young Ireland Society have their meetings?
(A) At 63 Church Street, Tarrant’s or The Bon Ton (the name was painted on the
plinth in the overhead wall)
(7) Where was Listowel’s last Private Hotel?
(A) Lawler’s, afterwards Ashes in Church Street.
(8) Two of Listowel Pharmacies and part of another one originally had something in
common, nothing to do with dispensing medicine, what were they?
(A) 3 Public Houses. Wm. Keane Stack’s, (now Aidan O Connor’s) was a pub ran by
Jeremiah Foley in 1911. Broderick’s Pharmacy was a pub ran by Edward Cain in
1901. Thirdly, the William Street addition to McGuire’s Chemist shop (Justin
Stack’s) was a pub ran by a William McCarthy.
(9) Listowel residents, John McCrystall, George Rice and Gabriel Thorpe had
something in common, what?
(A) They were three Listowel physicians and surgeons in 1846.
(10) Listowel’s Royal Hotel was owned by whom?
(A) Patrick J. Houlihan, 1880s
Miss Hannah Roche, 1890s
(11) If I was to meet you for a drink in Listowel’s, Hotel Brendan, who’s home would
we have been in?
(A) The home of Robert M Danaher, father of Tim Danaher (Gift of Ink). Afterwards
John Joe Kenny’s and the Castle Bar.
Thanks to all those who took the time to contribute, I got some very funny answers, nobody got them all right, even remotely near it!!, I suppose there will be some who will say,"I knew that" however having read the answers they would say that, would'nt they?