Easter Sunset in Ballybunion
(photo: Mike Enright)
Darkness into Light
Organisers of the fundraising walk for Pieta House are delighted with the response. Here are a few photos from their registration day on Easter Saturday 2015. Photos from Darkness into Light, Listowel
Ta Dah! Behold the newly restored bell!
Party, Party, Party
Two Listowel businesses celebrated in style on Easter Saturday April 5 2015
Listowel Garden Centre opened their awesome new store with a party for the town. Listowel Garden Centre is a family affair for Nick and Liz Roberts. Here are some photos of this very enterprising family who have truly enhanced our town with this beautiful new centre.
McAuliffes were out in force to support Liz and Nick. At the door I met Barry, home from the U.S. for the occasion. He was celebrating the grand opening with one of his cousins. Inside I met Nick and the entire Roberts family, busily serving customers. Barry's family were also there in numbers. I missed the big moment when Mrs. McAulliffe, Liz's mum, cut the ribbon but Kelly McAuliffe kindly sent me her photo of the family at the door.
Listowel Garden Centre has passed a great vote of confidence in Listowel's economy. Everyone wishes them well in their new venture.
The other party on Saturday was in the always stylish premises of Perfect Pairs on Church St. where Mairead and Martina were celebrating ten years in business.
Billy Keane has written poem for our friend Fr. Pat Moore.
LINES FOR FATHER PAT MOORE ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING 2015
The morning’s light
Was cueing outside
The black -out blinds
And men with cows milked,
Broke bread for a second time.
The sad choir sang the song of despair
But Our Moore’s prayers
Are the daily resurrection.
“We must peel life back to the essential,”
Of love and hope, the love of our time”
And the hosts of the Easter light
In wafer lines.
Soon enough, they’ll be spraying our friend again.
He’ll be tired then from the rays of the gun,
But Our Moore knows as surely as anyone,
Even among the thorns and weeds,
Small flowers sing a te deum.