Friday, 13 December 2013

Official opening of Craftshop na Méar and Bishop O'Brien in Listowel

Historic day in the making for Listowel Emmetts


Christmas on the Western Front WW2

An elder of the town told me this week that many German boys were housed in Listowel with local families after the war. Does anyone remember these boys? Are there any photos?
There used to be huge boy scout jamborees with tents in the field where Kerry Group now stands. Junior Griffin remembers campfires on the river bank. He promises to put his memories of that time on paper for us. While Junior is on the task, I would welcome contributions from anyone else who remembers that time or the priest  who was responsible for it all. He was Listowel born, English based Fr. Leo Walsh.


Some more photos from the official opening of Craftshop na Méar

Canon Declan performs a blessing

Ruth, Maureen and Mary

Frances with Christmas tea cosy

Viveca felting

Máire and Bernie

Proud Dad, Namir and Rosa

Namir makes his speech

Mairead and Mike


An old picture of Bishop O'Brien preaching in Listowel. People have identified Joan Rochford in the congregation. Any other people identifiable in this very attentive crowd. Any idea of year or occasion?


Work is progressing on the library roof.

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