This following was the nearest Listowel connection I could find with the 2012 games.
A North Kerry man, John Relihan, carried the Olympic torch through the London borough of Ealing.
As well as that, Duagh-born John Relihan also had a walk-on part in Eastenders, as it had the torch run as part of its storyline.
John is already a star in his native Duagh. He works as a Senior Sous Chef with Jamie Oliver in London.
Here is another note from one of my favorite sites for wasting time on; Lists of Note. This list is from Johnny Cash.
Robert Fister wrote to me from South Carolina. He intends visiting his ancestral home in North Kerry and he would like to make contact with any of his Walsh relatives beforehand.
This is what he wrote:
Next Sunday is Reek Sunday when pilgrims traditionally climb Croagh Patrick. Long ago this penance was usually done barefoot. ( Photos by Kerry Climbing)
Since I prepared this post, Jer Kennelly sent me loads of information about North Kerry people who won Olympic medals. I'll post it early next week.