Martin Stack of William St. sent me this very sad story. His father's uncle was killed in battle at the very end of WW1.
International Women's Day in Listowel
A section of the very large group of participants.
Knitwit's work on display
The panel of speakers
An extraordinary singer from Ballybunion was the star turn.
The very talented Mary Boyer was there with some of her jewelry and cards.
Jer's video of the event is here
A few more old ads from my 20 year old magazine.
I bet you can't even remember that some of these ever traded in town. How quickly we forget!
A twist in the tale
From Marie Shaw in the U.S. comes a new insight into the St. Philomena/Marie Goretti dilemma.
Have to give my take on the statue in the convent chapel.
As I remember, this statue of St. Philomena was in the middle of the church. Then, when the vatican took St. Philomena off the list of saints the plaque near the statue was changed to read St. Marie Goretti.
So, depending on when you went to school, the statue worked two fold. There has to be someone else still around who remembers that.
+ R.I.P. Srs. Eithne and Gemma+
I was saddened to hear of the passing of two of the Presentation sisters who gave many years of service to Presentation Secondary School, Listowel.
Sr. Eithne gave me my first job in the school when I came to Listowel in 1975. I found her firm but fair. She saw her job as getting the best result possible for her students and in this she succeeded admirably.
Sr. Gemma was characterized by gentleness and kindness. She and Jim Cogan became good friends as they soldiered together in the area of career guidance. She was compassionate and unfailingly ladylike.
Go gcloise siad beirt ceol na n-aingeal go síoraí.
(may they both hear the music of angels eternally)