Listowel's 2014 Christmas Tree
Listowel Garda Station December 2014
Passing of an Unsung Hero
Spotted at the corner of Castle Street.
I hope they never get rid of these old pillar boxes. They are so classy by comparison with modern post boxes.
In Cork's English Market
The market was a buzz with activity on the day I visited. It was early in the morning and the traders were setting out their stalls for the day. I was struck by the camaraderie and banter among the neighbours. It must be so much nicer to work here where you are surrounded by other stall holders than in a shop on your own.
This inviting array of confectionery is on a stall new to the market. Hassett's Artisan Bakery from Carrigaline are now in the market. In case you missed this piece of news, Jacobs have this year removed the jelly star biscuit from their Afternoon Tea tins. The jelly star was everyone's favourite biscuit and was eagerly awaited by people at Christmas time. The good news is that Hassett's make a jelly star biscuit even tastier than Jacobs and you can now buy tins of jelly stars in Cork's English Market.
The vaulted ceiling, the Farmgate Café and the fountain are all landmarks in this popular area of town.