Last Saturday I snapped this training session in the Cow's Lawn. The future of sport in Listowel is safe while we have great volunteers who are willing to give their time to training our young people.
These two lovely ladies, friends Maureen Connolly and Una Hayes are two stalwarts of Listowel's knitting group, Knitwits. The group meets to knit in Scribes on Church St. On Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 11.00. and on Thursday in the Family Centre at 7.00p.m.
Believe it or Not!
Why did my Kanturk grandmother cut and keep this photo? Who were these Mulcahys and what was the connection with Michael Kennelly?
Here is the amazing answer to these questions.
These Mulcahy brothers grew up next door to my mother in Ballintubber, Kanturk. And they have a Listowel connection. Tom Mulcahy was a Garda superintendent in Listowel until his retirement in the seventies. He was a leader with the Listowel Scout Troop.
Sad to say, his brother, Daniel, who is with him in the photo, passed away on the voyage back to the U.S. after this 1952 visit. This is possibly the last photograph of him.
I knew none of this until I found the newspaper cutting, contacted my brother in Kanturk and he made contact with his friend, Tom Mulcahy,nephew of the superintendent, who still lives near the family home in Ballintubber.
Oh! the magic and interconnectivity of social history!
Poem from an exile
Driven by money, corruption and greed,
You took the life from the country and watched it bleed.
The lights of Dublin seem so far away
This poignant poem was penned by a young Irish emigrant in Australia on the Irish in Australia website.