Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mr. T. Gibson, Bridget's pigs and a 2012 calendar

From The Kerry Sentinel Feb 1827

The Recent Illness of Mr T Gibson, Listowel.



   After an absence of five months in the metropolis, through illness, Mr Thomas Gibson has returned to his splendid and well-known establishment and home in Listowel fully, we are glad to say, recovered to health and vigour. Mr Gibson was, needles to say, in the hands of the best members of the medical faculty in Dublin, including his own talented and able son, the distinguished master of the Coombe Hospital, and as a result of this, of course, considerably aided by his own magnificent constitution, we have once more amongst us one of Listowel's most popular and genial citizens.

Does anyone know anything about this man or his distinguished family?
It sounds like he was one of the movers and shakers of Listowel in his day.

Radio Kerry carried a story yesterday telling us that there is a steep decline in the numbers of farmers in Kerry. This is my excuse for including this fabulous photo. The picture was taken by a friend whose family are involved in farming. Aren't these handsome specimens  a sight to behold!

Speaking of photos,

 North Kerry and District Photographic Society have a lovely calendar for sale. It features beautiful images from around North Kerry, taken by the club members and a competition with the prize of a portrait session with one of the club's photographers. The calendar is available from club members and is a snip at €3.

Don't forget NKRO meeting tomorrow night at 7.30 in the Seanchaí. Everyone is welcome.

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